- The definition of a partition is a structure or item that divides something, such as a room, into parts.
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.
- An example of partition is when you divide a hard drive into separate areas.
- An example of partition is dividing a room into separate areas.
partition definition by Webster's New World
- a parting or being parted; division into parts; separation; apportionment
- something that separates or divides, as an interior wall dividing one room from another
- a part or section; portion; compartment
- Law the process of dividing property and giving separate title to those who previously had joint or common title
Origin: Middle English particioune ; from Classical Latin partitio
- to divide into parts or shares; apportion
- to set off or divide by a partition
partition definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- a. The act or process of dividing something into parts.b. The state of being so divided.
- a. Something that divides or separates, as a wall dividing one room or cubicle from another.b. A wall, septum, or other separating membrane in an organism.
- A part or section into which something has been divided.
- Division of a country into separate, autonomous nations.
- Mathematics a. An expression of a positive integer as a sum of positive integers.b. The decomposition of a set into a family of disjoint sets.
- Computer Science A section of storage space on a hard disk.
- Law Division of property, especially real estate.
- To divide into parts, pieces, or sections.
- To divide or separate by means of a partition: We partitioned off the alcove to make another bedroom.
- To divide (a country) into separate, autonomous nations.
Origin: Middle English particioun, from Old French partition, from Latin partītiō, partītiōn-, from partītus, past participle of partīre, to divide, from pars, part-, part; see part.
- par·tiˈtion·er noun
- par·tiˈtion·ment noun
partition - Business Definition
- In law, a court-ordered separation of an estate into proportional interests of the tenants.
- A division of commonly owned real property among co-owners.
partition - Computer Definition
A reserved part of a hard disk or solid state disk that is set aside for some purpose. A drive must be partitioned even if the entire drive is reserved for the same purpose. For example, a new Windows PC may come with the hard disk partitioned into one C: drive or two "logical" drives (C: and D:). The purpose for splitting the drive in two is to keep the operating system and programs on C: and the data on D:. In the event the operating system has to be re-installed, it will wipe out everything on C:, but nothing on D:. In addition, for organizational purposes, a user may wish to create even more than two "logical" drives on the same "physical" drive (see logical vs. physical). There are utility programs on every computer that can change or create partitions on the drives. See primary partition and extended partition.
partition - Cultural Definition
partition - Legal Definition
partition - Medical Definition
- The act or process of dividing something into parts.
- The state of being so divided.
- A wall, septum, or other separating membrane in an organism.