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.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
klēk, n. a group of persons in union for a purpose: a party or faction: a gang—used generally in a bad sense.—adj. Cliqu′ish, relating to a clique.—ns. Cliqu′ishness; Cliqu′ism, tendency to form cliques. [Fr.; prob. from root of click, and so = a noisy conclave. Acc. to Littré, orig. in sense of Claque.]
The Roycroft Dictionary
Friendship gone to seed.
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The numerical value of clique in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of clique in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Woe to him inside a nonconformist clique who does not conform with nonconformity.
It appears that Allah decided to punish the ruling clique of Turkey by depriving them of wisdom and judgment.
Nonconformists travel as a rule in bunches. You rarely find a nonconformist who goes it alone. And woe to him inside a nonconformist clique who does not conform with nonconformity
For all the media fawning over the sister of the North Korean dictator, I think it’s important that every American knows who this person is and what she’s done, the sister of Kim Jong Un is a central pillar of the most tyrannical and oppressive regime on the planet, an evil family clique that brutalizes, subjugates, starves and imprisons its 25 million people.
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