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noun [C]     /ˈfæk.ʃən/ mainly disapproving
a group within a larger group, especially one with slightly different ideas from the main group: the left-wing faction of the partyGroups of people factional     /-əl/ adjective factional leadersGroups of people factionalism     /-əl.ɪ.zəm/ noun [U] Factionalism was tearing the party and the country apart.Groups of people
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