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noun faction pronunciation in British English /ˈfækʃ(ə)n/
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  1. 1
    [countable] a small group within a larger group, consisting of people with different opinions from the rest
    faction of:

    a faction of the ruling party

    1. a.
      [uncountable] formal disagreement or fighting between small groups within a larger group
  2. 2
    [countable/uncountable] cinema informal a story, film, or television programme that is a mixture of real and imaginary events or people

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in an online conversation, repeatedly asking a person questions which suggest that you are interested in what they are talking about, but are actually intended to annoy them

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