faction Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"faction" in British English

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factionnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈfæk.ʃən/ mainly disapproving
a ​group within a ​largergroup, ​especially one with ​slightly different ​ideas from the ​maingroup: the ​left-wing faction of the ​party
factional
adjective uk   us   /-əl/
factional ​leaders
factionalism
noun [U] uk   us   /-əl.ɪ.zəm/
Factionalism was ​tearing the ​party and the ​countryapart.
(Definition of faction from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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factionnoun [C]

 us   /ˈfæk·ʃən/
a ​group within a ​largergroup, esp. one with ​slightly different ​ideas than the ​maingroup: The president’s advisors ​represent every faction of his ​party.
(Definition of faction from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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