The definition of a partition is a structure or item that divides something, such as a room, into parts.(noun)
When a wall is built that divides up a room, this wall is an example of a petition.
To partition is to divide something into parts.(verb)
See partition in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME particioune < L partitio
See partition in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English particioun
Origin: , from Old French partition
Origin: , from Latin partītiō, partītiōn-
Origin: , from partītus
Origin: , past participle of partīre, to divide
Origin: , from pars, part-, part; see part.
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