[kleek, klik] /klik, klɪk/
a small, exclusive group of people; coterie; set.
verb (used without object), cliqued, cliquing.
Informal. to form, or associate in, a clique.
a small, exclusive group of friends or associates
1711, “a party of persons; a small set, especially one associating for exclusivity,” from obsolete French clique, originally (14c.) “a sharp noise,” also “latch, bolt of a door,” from Old French cliquer “click, clatter, crackle, clink,” 13c., echoic. Apparently this word was at one time treated in French as the equivalent of claque (q.v.) and partook of that word’s theatrical sense.
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.
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[klipt] /klɪpt/ verb 1. a past participle of 1 . [klip] /klɪp/ verb (used with object), clipped, clipped or clipt, clipping. 1. to cut, or cut off or out, as with shears: to clip a rose from a bush. 2. to trim by cutting: to clip a hedge. 3. to cut or trim the hair […]
[klip-sheet] /ˈklɪpˌʃit/ noun, Journalism. 1. a of paper printed on one side for convenience in cutting and reprinting, containing news items, features, cartoons, etc., and distributed by public relations firms, publishers, and similar organizations.
/ˈklɪpˌʃiːrz/ noun 1. a Scot dialect name for an earwig
[klip] /klɪp/ verb (used with object), clipped, clipped or clipt, clipping. 1. to cut, or cut off or out, as with shears: to clip a rose from a bush. 2. to trim by cutting: to clip a hedge. 3. to cut or trim the hair or fleece of; shear: to clip a poodle. 4. to […]