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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 fac·tion /ˈfækʃən/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Fac·tion n.
 1. Anc. Hist. One of the divisions or parties of charioteers (distinguished by their colors) in the games of the circus.
 2. 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. Tumult; discord; dissension.
    They remained at Newbury in great faction among themselves.   --Clarendon.
 Syn: -- Combination; clique; junto. See Cabal.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: a clique (often secret) that seeks power usually through
           intrigue [syn: cabal, junto, camarilla]
      2: a dissenting clique [syn: sect]