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faction

fac·tion

faction

 
pronunciation:
faek shn
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a group or party within, and often at odds with, a larger organization.
Though most members of the party were in favor of the new regulation, one faction of the party was completely opposed.
synonyms:
splinter, splinter group
similar words:
bloc, cabal, coalition, contingent, group, party
definition 2: dissension or conflict in an organization, esp. political.
synonyms:
conflict, dissension, infighting
similar words:
disagreement, discord, division, schism, split