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Noun: partition  paa(r)'ti-shun
  1. A vertical structure that divides or separates (as a wall divides one room from another)
    - divider
     
  2. (computing) the part of a hard disk that is dedicated to a particular operating system or application and accessed as a single unit
     
  3. (anatomy) a structure that separates areas in an organism
     
  4. The act of dividing or partitioning; separation by the creation of a boundary that divides or keeps apart
    - division, partitioning, segmentation, sectionalization, sectionalisation [Brit]
Verb: partition  paa(r)'ti-shun
  1. Divide into parts, pieces, or sections
    "The Arab peninsula was partitioned by the British";
    - partition off
     
  2. Separate or apportion into sections
    "partition a room off";
    - zone

Derived forms: partitions, partitioned, partitioning

Type of: body part, computer memory unit, construction, divide, part, separate, separation, structure

Encyclopedia: Partition