splinter group


splinter group
a small organization that becomes separated from or acts apart from an original larger group or a number of other small groups, with which it would normally be united, as because of disagreement.

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  • splinter group — n a group of people that have separated from a political or religious organization because they have different ideas …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • splinter group — ► NOUN ▪ a small organization that has broken away from a larger one …   English terms dictionary

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  • splinter group — also splinter or.ga.niz.a.tion noun (C) a group of people that has separated from a political or religious organization because they have different ideas etc: Green Realignment, a splinter group of the British Green Party …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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  • splinter group — (also splinter party) noun a small organization that has broken away from a larger one …   English new terms dictionary

  • splinter group — n. clique within a larger group; faction broken away from its parent group or organization …   English contemporary dictionary