1A small, organized, dissenting group within a larger one, especially in politics: the left-wing faction of the party
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- The worrying thing is that it's other factions within that same team who are doing the whispering.
- The country suffered as various factions within the ruling elite lobbied for power.
- Pedro used these powers when he could not compel political factions or parties to do his bidding.
1.1A state of conflict within an organization; dissension.
- Do you feel that whole idea of faction within the Union movement is breaking down?
- Forgetfulness breeds ingratitude; ingratitude breeds faction; and faction leads to civil war.
- They should instead realize that faction and division are healthy for democracy and necessary for intellectual growth.
A literary and cinematic genre in which real events are used as a basis for a fictional narrative or dramatization.
- No, I'll tell you several stories that will help explain the difference between fact and fiction and its composite, faction.
- Here we have a literary form that attempts to bridge the gap between fact and fiction, or faction, something like historical fiction.