Learning English

Word: Faction

Faction (Noun)

Sentence with Context:

(1) Today’s Taliban includes a variety of factions, such as the prominent Quetta Shura and Pakistani-supported Haqqani network. Beyond these internal divisions lie further divisions among the broader Afghan insurgency, which includes the emerging Islamic State Khorasan (IS-K). Our research in the Journal of Global Security Studies argues that powerful insurgent factions may seek peace to forestall their own decline when rival insurgent factions are increasing in power.

Source: www.washingtonpost.com

(2) Books in the faction genre are made up of stories based on a historical figure or events that are woven together with fictitious elements. This genre, more than any of the fiction historical genres, pushes the limits of what is a real historical event or personal and what is not. The line between the truth and what is fiction is extremely blurred in this genre; it tends to confuse people as to what is true historical information and what is not.

Source: book-genres.com


(1) A smaller organized group within a larger group; Dissension within an organization

(2) A literary and cinematic genre in which real events are used as a basis for a fictional narrative or dramatization

Mnemonic (Memory Aid): How To Remember?

“Factions” rhymes with “Fractions”. Just like a fraction is part of a number, a faction is a smaller part of a group. Remember thus!


Clique, Cabal, Lobby, Ginger Group, Pressure Group


Total, Unity, Conformity, Whole

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