Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “splinter group”

See all translations

splinter group

noun [C] uk   us  
a group of people who have left a political party or other organization and formed a new separate organization: The Socialist Workers' Party seemed to split into several splinter groups.
Translations of “splinter group”
in Chinese (Traditional) (政黨或其他組織中分裂出的)小派別…
in Chinese (Simplified) (政党或其他组织中分裂出的)小派别…
(Definition of splinter group from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of splinter group?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “splinter group” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

work out

to exercise in order to improve the strength or appearance of your body

Word of the Day

Byronic, Orwellian and Darwinian: adjectives from names.

by Liz Walter,
April 15, 2015
Becoming an adjective is a strange kind of memorial, but it is often a sign of a person having had real influence on the world. Science is full of examples, from Hippocrates, the Greek medic born around 460 BC, who gave his name to the Hippocratic Oath still used by doctors today,

Read More 

bio-inspiration noun

April 13, 2015
the adoption of patterns and structures found in nature for the purposes of engineering, manufacturing, science, etc. The MIT researchers actually aren’t the only robotics team to turn to cheetahs for bio-inspiration.

Read More