Partition meaning

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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.

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A section of storage space on a hard disk.
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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 partition.

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Division of property, especially real property, between co-owners into equivalent, separately owned portions or shares.
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To divide (a country) into separate, autonomous nations.
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Something that separates or divides, as an interior wall dividing one room from another.
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To divide into parts, pieces, or sections.
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To divide or separate by means of a partition.

We partitioned off the alcove to make another bedroom.

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The process of dividing property and giving separate title to those who previously had joint or common title.
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To divide into parts or shares; apportion.
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To divide or separate by means of a partition.
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A reserved part of a storage drive (hard disk, SSD) that is treated as a separate drive. Even a single drive that takes all the storage space is assigned a partition. For example, early Windows PCs came with the entire disk partitioned as drive C:. New Windows PCs often come with the storage drive partitioned into C: and D:. The main drive is C:, and D: contains a recovery system in the event Windows has to be re-installed. In addition, users may wish to have several drives for organizational purposes, and utility programs come with every computer for adding and modifying partitions. See primary partition, extended partition, basic disk and dynamic disk.
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A separator of one space from another; a separation by a court of real estate owned jointly into two or more separately owned parcels, so that each of the former joint owners may enjoy having his or her own estate. to separate a single parcel into two.
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A part or section into which something has been divided.
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Division of a country into separate, autonomous nations.
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To set off or divide by a partition.
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A part or section into which something has been divided.
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To divide into parts, pieces, or sections.
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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.

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A vertical structure that divides a room.

A brick partition; lath and plaster partitions.

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That which divides or separates; that by which different things, or distinct parts of the same thing, are separated; boundary; dividing line or space.
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A part divided off by walls; an apartment; a compartment.
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(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.
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(computing) A section of a hard disk separately formatted.
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(databases) A division of a database or one of its constituting elements such as tables into separate independent parts.
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(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).
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(music) A musical score.
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To divide something into parts, sections or shares.
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To divide a region or country into two or more territories with separate political status.
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To separate or divide a room by a partition (ex. a wall), often use with off.
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A parting or being parted; division into parts; separation; apportionment.
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A part or section; portion; compartment.
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An action which divides a thing into parts, or separates one thing from another.
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A part of something that has been divided.
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Origin of partition

  • Middle English particioun from Old French partition from Latin partītiō partītiōn- from partītus past participle of partīre to divide from pars part- part part
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • Recorded c.1430, "division into shares, distinction," from Old French particion (modern partition), from Latin partitio (“division, portion”), from partitus, the past participle of partire (“to split (up), part(ition)”).
    From Wiktionary