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Pronunciation: (fak'shun), [key]
1. a group or clique within a larger group, party, government, organization, or the like: a faction in favor of big business.
2. party strife and intrigue; dissension: an era of faction and treason.


Pronunciation: (fak'shun), [key]
n. Informal.
1. a form of writing or filmmaking that treats real people or events as if they were fictional or uses them as an integral part of a fictional account.
2. a novel, film, play, or other presentation in this form.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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