Faction meaning

făkshən
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A form of literature or filmmaking that treats real people or events as if they were fictional or uses real people or events as essential elements in an otherwise fictional rendition.
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A literary work or film that is a mix of fact and fiction.
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Faction is defined as a state of internal conflict within an organization, or to a small sect of a group that has broken off from or separated itself from a larger one.

An example of a faction is a small and angry group within an otherwise peaceful political party.

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A group of persons forming a cohesive, usually contentious minority within a larger group.
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A group of people inside a political party, club, government, etc. working in a common cause against other such groups or against the main body.
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Conflict within an organization or nation; internal dissension.
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A kind of fiction based on or incorporating recognizable historical events, real people, etc.
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A group of people, especially within a political organization, who express a shared belief or opinion different from people who are not part of the group.
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Production; making.

Petrifaction.

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Partisan conflict within an organization or a country; dissension.
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A form of literature, film etc., that treats real people or events as if they were fiction; a mix of fact and fiction.
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Origin of faction

  • Middle English -faccioun from Old French -faction from Latin -factiō -factiōn- from factus past participle of facere to make dhē- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • French from Latin factiō factiōn- from factus past participle of facere to do dhē- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Blend of fact fiction

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Borrowing from Middle French faction, from Latin factiō, noun of process from perfect passive participle factus, from faciō (“do, make”).

    From Wiktionary

  • Blend of fact and fiction.

    From Wiktionary