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  1. fac·tion
    IPA[ˈfakSH(ə)n]
  2. noun

  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: faction, plural noun: factions

    • combining form

      in nouns of action derived from verbs ending in -fy (such as satisfaction from satisfy).
    • noun

      a literary and cinematic genre in which real events are used as a basis for a fictional narrative or dramatization:
    • noun

      a small organized dissenting group within a larger one, especially in politics:

      dissension within an organization:

    • combining form

      in nouns of action derived from verbs ending in -fy (such as liquefaction from liquefy).
    • noun

      a literary and cinematic genre in which real events are used as a basis for a fictional narrative or dramatization:
    • an extreme left-wing terrorist organization operating in the former West Germany between 1970 and 1998.
    • an extreme left-wing terrorist organization operating in former West Germany between 1970 and 1998.
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