Faction - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈfækʃn|  American pronunciation of the word faction
Brit.  |ˈfakʃ(ə)n|  British pronunciation of the word faction


- a clique (often secret) that seeks power usually through intrigue (syn: cabal, camarilla, junto)
- a dissenting clique (syn: sect)


The committee soon split into factions.

...several factions within the environmental movement have joined forces to save this wilderness area...

struggles between the different factions within the party

the leaders of the warring factions

A breakaway faction formed a new party.

They held talks with representatives of the breakaway faction.

The faction was solid for its views.

The Red Army Faction tried to undermine the state by terror tactics.

Word forms

singular: faction
plural: factions
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