What does faction mean?

Definitions for faction
ˈfæk ʃənfac·tion

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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.]

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. faction

    In ancient history, one of the troops or bodies of combatants in the games of the circus, especially of the horse-races.

  2. faction

    A term applied in an ill sense to any party in a state that offers uncompromising opposition to the measures of the government, or that endeavors to excite public discontent upon unreasonable grounds.

  3. faction

    (Fr.). The duty done by a private soldier when he patrols, goes the round, etc., but most especially when he does duty as a sentinel. The French usually say, entrer en faction, to come upon duty; etre en faction, to be upon duty; sortir de faction, to come off duty.

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British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

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

How to pronounce faction?

  1. Alex
    Alex
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    Karen
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    Veena
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How to say faction in sign language?

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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

Examples of faction in a Sentence

  1. Bernardino Leon:

    I think the (Tripoli faction) shouldn't worry.

  2. Darias Jonker:

    There will still be a significant fightback from the Zuma faction which will restrain Ramaphosa.

  3. Foreign Minister Delcy Rodriguez:

    We will not allow any country or any extreme right-wing faction to justify terrorist actions, that is inexcusable.

  4. 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.

  5. David Melcher:

    There will be a small faction of disgruntled conservative Republican who won’t like it, but they ... they won’t be the majority in a vote.

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