What does faction mean?

Definitions for factionˈfæk ʃən

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. cabal, faction, junto, camarilla(noun)

    a clique (often secret) that seeks power usually through intrigue

  2. faction, sect(noun)

    a dissenting clique

Webster Dictionary

  1. Faction(noun)

    one of the divisions or parties of charioteers (distinguished by their colors) in the games of the circus

  2. Faction(noun)

    a party, in political society, combined or acting in union, in opposition to the government, or state; -- usually applied to a minority, but it may be applied to a majority; a combination or clique of partisans of any kind, acting for their own interests, especially if greedy, clamorous, and reckless of the common good

  3. Faction(noun)

    tumult; discord; dissension

Freebase

  1. Faction

    Faction is an uncensored rock, punk, hip hop, and heavy metal music mixed channel on Sirius Satellite Radio channel 41, XM Satellite Radio channel 41 and Dish Network channel 6041. Until February 9, 2010, it was heard on DirecTV. It is also one of five alternative rock channels on Sirius XM Radio. The station plays such popular acts as Avenged Sevenfold, A Day to Remember, The Devil Wears Prada, NOFX, Beastie Boys, The Bronx, Bring Me The Horizon, Parkway Drive, Eminem, Wu-Tang Clan, Cypress Hill and others. Faction is also home to The Jason Ellis Show, Radio Bam, The Mosely Method with Johnny Mosely, Marky Ramone's Punk Rock Blitzkrieg, Do It Yourself Radio, Tony Hawk's Demolition Radio, The Cosmic Commander's Sonic Reduction, and hourly FU's.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Faction

    fak′shun, n. a company of persons associated or acting together, mostly used in a bad sense: a contentious party in a state or society: dissension.—adj. Fac′tional.—ns. Fac′tionary, a member of a faction; Fac′tionist.—adj. Fac′tious, turbulent: disloyal.—adv. Fac′tiously.—n. Fac′tiousness. [L. factionemfacĕre, to do.]

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British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'faction' in Nouns Frequency: #2375

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of faction in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of faction in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Kurt Imhof:

    There is a faction of NZZ shareholders who are seeking to bring the paper further to the right and closer to the SVP, bLOCHUSCONI.

  2. Muayad Zurayk:

    All operations stemming from the coordinated command center are done in the name of Jaish al-Fatah, it is forbidden to mention the name of any faction.

  3. Ron Bloom:

    I don't think at this time there is any larger faction than any other, i'll commit to four of five of them financially because I love them all -- and we'll see who comes out on top.

  4. David Andrew Weinberg:

    The sectarian element of this conflict is very significant … the Saudis have not shown themselves to be particularly concerned with power struggles between one faction or another in Yemen over the years, but when they see another Middle Eastern capital falling to Iranian, Shiite proxies, they have alarm bells going off.

  5. Antal Rogan:

    Fidesz' parliamentary faction is considering drawing up a bill and practically making a proposal to close the southern border with certain legal means, in practice this would mean that we'd pass a law saying that those entering Hungary from a safe country, from a safe transit country, cannot apply for political asylum here.

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