What does clique mean?
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clique, coterie, ingroup, inner circle, pack, campnoun
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.
Etymology: From clique
A clique (AusE, CanE, UK: or US: ), in the social sciences, is a group of individuals who interact with one another and share similar interests. 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 development, they exist in all age groups. They are often bound together by shared social characteristics such as ethnicity and socioeconomic status. Examples of common or stereotypical adolescent cliques include athletes, nerds, and "outsiders".Typically, people in a clique will not have a completely open friend group and can, therefore, "ban" members if they do something considered unacceptable, such as talking to someone disliked. Some cliques tend to isolate themselves as a group and view themselves as superior to others, which can be demonstrated through bullying and other antisocial behaviors.
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
Etymology: [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.
the West Coast equivalent of "crew".
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The numerical value of clique in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of clique in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
Examples of clique in a Sentence
Weve seen a rise in gang activity here this spring. There have been a few homicides in the region, as youve seen, last year, we saw the gangs, especially MS-13, laying low. We arrested a lot of the program and clique leaders so their leadership was lacking.
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
I pride myself in my team, we all pride ourselves on creating a sense of family in our building. So when you come in the building, there's no separation of BDs( Black Disciples), GDs( Gangster Disciples), this clique, that's it, none of that, all that's out the door. When you come into the building, you could actually be a kid, be a student, be free. You're not looking over your shoulder, you're not worried about who's going to walk up on you. You don't have to worry about somebody knocking you upside... It's not about any of that. It's all about education, meeting you where you are and helping you be the most successful person that we could possibly give you.
It appears that Allah decided to punish the ruling clique of Turkey by depriving them of wisdom and judgment.
The Dalai Lama attacking our human rights totally has ulterior motives. He tramples on human rights, and has no right, no qualifications, and is unworthy of talking about human rights, as for some countries slamming our human rights, they either don't understand or believe the Dalai clique's rumors and bewitchments.
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