noun frac·tion·al·ism \-shənəlˌizəm, -shənəˌli-\

Definition of fractionalism



  1. 1 :  the state of consisting of separate usually nonhomogeneous or inharmonious units the fractionalism of a modern society striving toward unity

  2. 2 :  the action of forming or encouraging the formation of a fraction within the Communist party

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