splinter group


Definition of splinter group

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

Word by Word Definitions

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

    :  a small needlelike particle

    :  a group or faction broken away from a parent body

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

    :  to split into fragments, parts, or factions

    :  to become splintered

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

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

    :  an assemblage of objects regarded as a unit

  1. :  to combine in a group

    :  to assign to a group :  classify

    :  to form a group

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