- Archaic a variation
- an instrumental suite
Origin of partitaItalian from feminine past participle of partire, to divide from L: see part (transitive verb)
- An instrumental piece composed of a series of variations, as a suite.
- One of the variations contained in such a piece.
Origin of partitaItalian from feminine past participle of partire divide from Latin partīre ; see partite .
- (music) A type of instrumental suite popular in the 18th century
From Italian partita