- 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.
- 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 of partitionMiddle English particioune ; from Classical Latin partitio
- to divide into parts or shares; apportion
- to set off or divide by a partition
- 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.
- Computers A section of storage space on a hard disk.
- Law Division of property, especially real property, between co-owners into equivalent, separately owned portions or shares.
transitive verbpar·ti·tioned, par·ti·tion·ing, par·ti·tions
- 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 of partitionMiddle English particioun, from Old French partition, from Latin partītiō, partītiōn-, from partītus, past participle of partīre, to divide, from pars, part-, part; see part.
- An action which divides a thing into parts, or separates one thing from another.
- A part of something that has been divided.
- The division of a territory into two or more autonomous ones.
- Monarchies where partition isn't prohibited risk weakening trough parcellation and civil wars between the heirs
- A vertical structure that divides a room.
- a brick partition; lath and plaster partitions
- That which divides or separates; that by which different things, or distinct parts of the same thing, are separated; boundary; dividing line or space.
- A part divided off by walls; an apartment; a compartment.
- (law) The severance of common or undivided interests, particularly in real estate. It may be effected by consent of parties, or by compulsion of law.
- (computing) A section of a hard disk separately formatted.
- (databases) A division of a database or one of its constituting elements such as tables into separate independent parts.
- (set theory) A collection of non-empty, disjoint subsets of a set whose union is the set itself (i.e. all elements of the set are contained in exactly one of the subsets).
- (music) A musical score.
- (set theory): The elements of the collection are sometimes called the blocks or parts of the partition.
(third-person singular simple present partitions, present participle partitioning, simple past and past participle partitioned)
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 - Legal Definition