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
Examples of clique in a Sentence
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.
As for some countries slamming our human rights, they either don't understand or believe the Dalai clique's rumors and bewitchments.
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
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