Definition of faction
- The committee soon split into factions.
- faction, or the irreconcilable conflict of parties
- —Ernest Barker
The committee soon split into factions.
several factions within the environmental movement have joined forces to save this wilderness area
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: a group within a larger group that has different ideas and opinions than the rest of the group
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