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 for clique
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Clique \Clique\ (kl[=e]k), n. [F., fr. OF. cliquer to click. See
     Click, v. i.]
     A narrow circle of persons associated by common interests or
     for the accomplishment of a common purpose; -- generally used
     in a bad sense.
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Clique \Clique\, v. i.
     To To associate together in a clannish way; to act with
     others secretly to gain a desired end; to plot; -- used with
     together.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  clique
      n 1: an exclusive circle of people with a common purpose [syn:
           clique, coterie, ingroup, inner circle, pack,
           camp]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  93 Moby Thesaurus words for "clique":
     age group, associate with, assort with, band, battalion, bevy,
     body, brigade, bunch, cabal, cadre, camarilla, camp, cast, cell,
     charmed circle, chum, chum together, chum with, circle, clan,
     clique with, closed circle, club together, cohort, company,
     complement, consort with, contingent, corps, coterie, covey, crew,
     crowd, detachment, detail, division, elite, elite group, faction,
     fellowship, fleet, flock together, fraternize, gang, group,
     grouping, groupment, hang around with, hang out with,
     herd together, hobnob with, in-group, ingroup, inner circle, join,
     join in fellowship, junta, junto, keep company with, mingle with,
     mix with, mob, movement, out-group, outfit, pack, pal, pal up with,
     pal with, party, peer group, phalanx, platoon, posse, regiment,
     ring, run in couples, run with, salon, set, sort with, squad,
     stable, string, take up with, team, tie up with, tribe, troop,
     troupe, we-group, wing
  
  

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :

  clique
  
      A maximal totally connected subgraph.
     Given a graph with nodes N, a clique C is a subset of N
     where every node in C is directly connected to every other
     node in C (i.e. C is totally connected), and C contains all
     such nodes (C is maximal).  In other words, a clique contains
     all, and only, those nodes which are directly connected to all
     other nodes in the clique.
  
     [Is this correct?]
  
     (1996-09-22)
  

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