splinter group

noun

Definition of splinter group

:a group of people that has separated from a larger group (such as a political party)

Word by Word Definitions

splinter play
  1. : a thin piece split or broken off lengthwise : sliver

  2. : a small needlelike particle

  3. : a group or faction broken away from a parent body

  1. : to split or rend into long thin pieces : shiver

  2. : to split into fragments, parts, or factions

  3. : to become splintered

group play
  1. : two or more figures forming a complete unit in a composition

  2. : a number of individuals assembled together or having some unifying relationship

  3. : an assemblage of objects regarded as a unit

  1. : to combine in a group

  2. : to assign to a group : classify

  3. : to form a group


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