Definition of splinter group in English:

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splinter group

Pronunciation: /ˈsplin(t)ər ɡro͞op/
(also splinter party)


A small organization, typically a political party, that has broken away from a larger one.
Example sentences
  • A splinter group, the Freedom Party, have a councillor in South Staffordshire.
  • The Real IRA had already been formed by a splinter group which opposed Sinn Fein's move towards participation in government.
  • Among the Sadrists is the Da'wah Iraq Organization, a splinter group that broke off from the al-Da'wah Party and which reveres the two maryred Sadrs, a representative of which will attend.

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Syllabification: splin·ter group

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