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Meaning of faction

fac•tion

Pronunciation: (fak'shun), [key]
— n.
  1. a group or clique within a larger group, party, government, organization, or the like: a faction in favor of big business.
  2. party strife and intrigue; dissension: an era of faction and treason.

fac•tion

Pronunciation: (fak'shun), [key]
— n. Informal.
  1. a form of writing or filmmaking that treats real people or events as if they were fictional or uses them as an integral part of a fictional account.
  2. a novel, film, play, or other presentation in this form.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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