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fac·tion 1

 (făk′shən)
n.
1. A group of persons forming a cohesive, usually contentious minority within a larger group.
2. Conflict within an organization or nation; internal dissension: "Our own beloved country ... is now afflicted with faction and civil war" (Abraham Lincoln).

[French, from Latin factiō, factiōn-, from factus, past participle of facere, to do; see dhē- in Indo-European roots.]

fac′tion·al adj.
fac′tion·al·ism n.
fac′tion·al·ly adv.

fac·tion 2

 (făk′shən)
n.
1. A form of literature or filmmaking that treats real people or events as if they were fictional or uses real people or events as essential elements in an otherwise fictional rendition.
2. A literary work or film that is a mix of fact and fiction.

[Blend of fact and fiction.]

faction

(ˈfækʃən)
n
1. a group of people forming a minority within a larger body, esp a dissentious group
2. strife or dissension within a group
[C16: from Latin factiō a making, from facere to make, do]
ˈfactional adj
ˈfactionalˌism n
ˈfactionalist n

faction

(ˈfækʃən)
n
(Broadcasting) a television programme, film, or literary work comprising a dramatized presentation of actual events
[C20: a blend of fact and fiction]

fac•tion

(ˈfæk ʃən)

n.
1. a group or clique within a larger party or organization.
2. party strife and intrigue; dissension.
[1500–10; < Latin factiō action of making, social connections, faction]

Faction

 a company of people acting together, of ten a contentious group; a set or class of people. See also cabal, clique, junta.
Examples: factions of collegians, monks, and canons, 1530; of evil, 1614; of fools, 1606.

faction

A retelling of a story concerning real people and events, but which imaginatively constructs dialogue and incident where no factual record exists.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.faction - a clique (often secret) that seeks power usually through intrigue
clique, coterie, ingroup, inner circle, camp, pack - an exclusive circle of people with a common purpose
cabalist - a member of a cabal
2.faction - a dissenting clique
clique, coterie, ingroup, inner circle, camp, pack - an exclusive circle of people with a common purpose
splinter group - a faction or sect that has broken away from its parent organization
left wing, left - those who support varying degrees of social or political or economic change designed to promote the public welfare
right wing, right - those who support political or social or economic conservatism; those who believe that things are better left unchanged
old guard - a faction that is unwilling to accept new ideas
pro-choice faction - those who argue that the decision to have an induced abortion should be made by the mother
pro-life faction - those who argue that induced abortion is killing and should be prohibited

faction

faction

noun
Translations
حِزْب، عُصْبَه
frakce
fløjfraktiongruppe
siipisuuntaus
frakció
flokksbrot
frakcija
frakcija
frakcia
hizipklik

faction

[ˈfækʃən] Nfacción f

faction

[ˈfækʃən] n (= group) → faction f

faction

n
(= group)(Partei)gruppe f; (Pol) → Fraktion f; (= splinter group)Splittergruppe f
no pl (= strife)interne Unstimmigkeiten pl

faction

[ˈfækʃn] nfazione f

faction

(ˈfӕkʃən) noun
a group or party that belongs to, and usually dissents from, a larger group.
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Like most Old Bolsheviks, Shlyapnikov was devoted to Lenin and respectful of his intellect, his learning, and his dedication to international revolution, but he was occasionally critical of his tactics (his factionalist methods of struggle, for example) and policies (his advocacy of national self-determination that ran against Shlyapnikov's conviction that all workers had common interests).
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In truth, a conflict as such in Hassaka or Aleppo, or in both and in between them, may deteriorate beyond the narrow factionalist scope to the broader ethno-sectarian one.
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Such conjunctures are viewed in the classical Marxist literature as moments where the ruling classes are weakened by factionalist infighting, which therefore represent opportunities which can be exploited for the benefit of the insurgent classes.