Definitions for cliqueklik, klɪk
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clique, coterie, ingroup, inner circle, pack, camp(noun)
an exclusive circle of people with a common purpose
A small, exclusive group of individuals; cabal
This school used to be really friendly, but now everyone keeps to their own cliques.
A subgraph isomorphic to a complete graph.
The problem of finding the largest clique in an arbitrary graph is NP-complete.
A group of related web sites that link to each other, like a webring but with exclusive membership determined by the clique owner.
Origin: From clique
a narrow circle of persons associated by common interests or for the accomplishment of a common purpose; -- generally used in a bad sense
to To associate together in a clannish way; to act with others secretly to gain a desired end; to plot; -- used with together
Origin: [F., fr. OF. cliquer to click. See Click, v. i.]
The Roycroft Dictionary
Friendship gone to seed.
Adolescent cliques are cliques that develop amongst adolescents. In the social sciences, the word "clique" is used to describe a group of 2 to 12 "persons who interact with each other more regularly and intensely than others in the same setting." Cliques are distinguished from "crowds" in that their members interact with one another. Crowds, on the other hand, are defined by reputation. Although the word 'clique' or 'cliquey' is often used in day-to-day conversation to describe relational aggression or snarky, gossipy behaviors of groups of socially dominant teenage girls, that is not scientifically accurate. Interacting with cliques is part of normative social development regardless of gender, ethnicity, or popularity. Although cliques are most commonly studied during adolescence and middle childhood, they exist in all age groups.
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