Meaning of “faction” in the English Dictionary

"faction" in British English

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factionnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈfæk.ʃən/ us /ˈfæk.ʃən/ mainly disapproving
adjective uk /ˈfæk.ʃən.əl/ us /ˈfæk.ʃən.əl/

factional leaders
noun [ U ] uk /ˈfæk.ʃən.əl.ɪ.zəm/ us /ˈfæk.ʃən.əl.ɪ.zəm/

Factionalism was tearing the party and the country apart.

(Definition of “faction” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"faction" in American English

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factionnoun [ C ]

us /ˈfæk·ʃən/

a group within a larger group, esp. one with slightly different ideas than the main group:

The president’s advisors represent every faction of his party.

(Definition of “faction” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)