IPA: fˈækʃʌn


  • (countable) A group of people, especially within a political organization, which expresses a shared belief or opinion different from people who are not part of the group.
  • (uncountable) Strife; discord.
  • (literature, film) A form of literature, film etc., that treats real people or events as if they were fiction; a mix of fact and fiction.
  • The facts found in fiction.

Examples of "faction" in Sentences

  • That militant faction is what you call “Al Qaeda”.
  • The solution is to break the power of the factions.
  • He was the head of the conservative stalwart faction.
  • By and large the factions are informal and unorganized.
  • The main characters are the knights of the opposing factions.
  • Hamilton was the unoffical leader of the authoritarian faction.
  • Justice party was beset with internal distension and factionalism.
  • He then became the chairman of the parliamentary faction of the party.
  • A group of very resourceful and crafty people created the Green Faction.
  • The leftwing faction of party was based in the northern areas of the country.
  • Rees lost the crucial backing of the dominant right faction of the Labor Party.
  • The secret to a decent society lies in BALANCE — in which the power of every faction is subject to checks by others.
  • I find it fairly ridiculous that the defacto leader of the “progressive” netroots faction is a middling film producer.
  • It appears that the liberal faction is not going to be happy until the government controls every single thing in this country.
  • The solution to these mysteries involves yet another faction from the Company novels, but I won't reveal just which so as not to spoil the surprise.
  • Because there is a certain faction within the Democratic party (and some independents) that really hates the idea of political fights and confrontation.
  • Thus, a certain faction of the left engages in the very same behavior they accuse the right of regarding Iran, etc. Ironic and unproductive at the same time.
  • "Occasionally, the term faction is used as a synonym for political party, but" with opprobrious sense, conveying the imputation of selfish or mischievous ends or turbulent or unscrupulous methods ", according to the Oxford English Dictionary.
  • James Madison in the Federalist Papers pointed out that what he called faction -- the word we would use now is maybe "ultrapartisanship" -- can stir passions that come about because of relatively small differences, and then can unleash an amount of energy that is seemingly out of all proportion to the cause of the disagreement.

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