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Noun: partitioning  paa(r)'ti-shu-ning
  1. An analysis into mutually exclusive categories
    - breakdown
  2. The act of dividing or partitioning; separation by the creation of a boundary that divides or keeps apart
    - division, partition, 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: partitionings

Type of: analysis, analytic thinking, divide, part, separate, separation

Encyclopedia: Partitioning