Associations to the word «Clique»


CLIQUE, noun. A small, exclusive group of individuals; cabal
CLIQUE, noun. (graph theory) A subgraph isomorphic to a complete graph.
CLIQUE, noun. (Internet) A group of related web sites that link to each other, like a webring but with exclusive membership determined by the clique owner.
CLIQUE, verb. To associate together in a clannish way; to act with others secretly to gain a desired end; to plot.
CLIQUE NUMBER, noun. (graph theory) The number of vertices in a maximum clique of a given graph.
CLIQUE NUMBERS, noun. Plural of clique number

Dictionary definition

CLIQUE, noun. An exclusive circle of people with a common purpose.

Wise words

Words are always getting conventionalized to some secondary meaning. It is one of the works of poetry to take the truants in custody and bring them back to their right senses.
William Butler Yeats