What does clique mean?

Definitions for clique
klik, klɪkclique

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. clique, coterie, ingroup, inner circle, pack, campnoun

    an exclusive circle of people with a common purpose

Wiktionary

  1. cliquenoun

    A small, exclusive group of individuals; cabal

    This school used to be really friendly, but now everyone keeps to their own cliques.

  2. cliquenoun

    A subgraph isomorphic to a complete graph.

    The problem of finding the largest clique in an arbitrary graph is NP-complete.

  3. cliquenoun

    A group of related web sites that link to each other, like a webring but with exclusive membership determined by the clique owner.

  4. Etymology: From clique

Wikipedia

  1. 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.

ChatGPT

  1. clique

    A clique is a group of individuals who often spend time together, share similar interests, and interact primarily with each other within a larger social context. They are characterized by a sense of exclusivity and common identity. This term can also be used in the field of graph theory in mathematics, where it refers to a subset of vertices of an undirected graph in which every two distinct vertices are adjacent.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Cliqueverb

    a narrow circle of persons associated by common interests or for the accomplishment of a common purpose; -- generally used in a bad sense

  2. Cliqueverb

    to To associate together in a clannish way; to act with others secretly to gain a desired end; to plot; -- used with together

  3. Etymology: [F., fr. OF. cliquer to click. See Click, v. i.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Clique

    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

  1. clique

    Friendship gone to seed.

Rap Dictionary

  1. cliquenoun

    the West Coast equivalent of "crew".

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of clique in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of clique in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of clique in a Sentence

  1. Kathleen Turner:

    I’ll be quite honest, which is my won't: I didn’t feel very welcomed by the cast. I remember I was wearing this difficult sequined gown — and my high heels were absolutely killing me. I found it odd that none of the actors thought to offer me a seat. Finally, it was one of the older crew members that said, ‘Get Miss Turner a chair.’ The‘Friends’actors were such a clique — but I don’t think my experience with them was unique. I think it was simply that they were such a tight little group that nobody from the outside mattered.

  2. Mike Pence:

    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.

  3. Norbu Dondrup:

    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.

  4. Jay Lanham:

    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.

  5. Kathleen Turner:

    The' Friends' actors were such a clique — but I don't think my experience with them was unique, i think it was simply that they were such a tight little group that nobody from the outside mattered.

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