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par·ti·tion

 (pär-tĭsh′ən)
n.
1.
a. The act or process of dividing something into parts.
b. The state of being so divided.
2.
a. Something that divides or separates, as a lightweight wall dividing one room or cubicle from another.
b. A wall, septum, or other separating membrane in an organism.
3. A part or section into which something has been divided.
4. Division of a country into separate, autonomous nations.
5. 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.
6. Computers A section of storage space on a hard disk.
7. Law Division of property, especially real property, between co-owners into equivalent, separately owned portions or shares.
tr.v. par·ti·tioned, par·ti·tion·ing, par·ti·tions
1. To divide into parts, pieces, or sections.
2. To divide or separate by means of a partition: We partitioned off the alcove to make another bedroom.
3. To divide (a country) into separate, autonomous nations.

[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·ti′tion·er n.
par·ti′tion·ment n.

partition

(pɑːˈtɪʃən)
n
1. a division into parts; separation
2. something that separates, such as a large screen dividing a room in two
3. a part or share
4. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a division of a country into two or more separate nations
5. (Law) property law a division of property, esp realty, among joint owners
6. (Mathematics) maths any of the ways by which an integer can be expressed as a sum of integers
7. (Logic) logic maths
a. the division of a class into a number of disjoint and exhaustive subclasses
b. such a set of subclasses
8. (Mathematics) logic maths
a. the division of a class into a number of disjoint and exhaustive subclasses
b. such a set of subclasses
9. (Biology) biology a structure that divides or separates
10. (Rhetoric) rhetoric the second part of a speech where the chief lines of thought are announced
vb (tr)
11. (often foll by off) to separate or apportion into sections: to partition a room off with a large screen.
12. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) to divide (a country) into two or more separate nations
13. (Law) property law to divide (property, esp realty) among joint owners, by dividing either the property itself or the proceeds of sale
[C15: via Old French from Latin partītiō, from partīre to divide]
parˈtitioner, parˈtitionist n

par•ti•tion

(pɑrˈtɪʃ ən, pər-)

n.
1. a division into or distribution in portions or shares.
2. a separation, as of two or more things.
3. something that separates or divides.
4. a part, division, or section.
5. an interior wall or barrier dividing space into separate areas.
6. Logic. the separation of a whole into its integral parts.
7. Math. a mode of separating a positive whole number into a sum of positive whole numbers.
v.t.
8. to divide into parts or portions.
9. to divide or separate by a partition (often fol. by off): to partition off a dining area.
10. to divide (a country or territory) into separate political entities.
[1400–50; late Middle English < Latin partītiō division <partī(rī) to divide]

partition


Past participle: partitioned
Gerund: partitioning

Imperative
partition
partition
Present
I partition
you partition
he/she/it partitions
we partition
you partition
they partition
Preterite
I partitioned
you partitioned
he/she/it partitioned
we partitioned
you partitioned
they partitioned
Present Continuous
I am partitioning
you are partitioning
he/she/it is partitioning
we are partitioning
you are partitioning
they are partitioning
Present Perfect
I have partitioned
you have partitioned
he/she/it has partitioned
we have partitioned
you have partitioned
they have partitioned
Past Continuous
I was partitioning
you were partitioning
he/she/it was partitioning
we were partitioning
you were partitioning
they were partitioning
Past Perfect
I had partitioned
you had partitioned
he/she/it had partitioned
we had partitioned
you had partitioned
they had partitioned
Future
I will partition
you will partition
he/she/it will partition
we will partition
you will partition
they will partition
Future Perfect
I will have partitioned
you will have partitioned
he/she/it will have partitioned
we will have partitioned
you will have partitioned
they will have partitioned
Future Continuous
I will be partitioning
you will be partitioning
he/she/it will be partitioning
we will be partitioning
you will be partitioning
they will be partitioning
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been partitioning
you have been partitioning
he/she/it has been partitioning
we have been partitioning
you have been partitioning
they have been partitioning
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been partitioning
you will have been partitioning
he/she/it will have been partitioning
we will have been partitioning
you will have been partitioning
they will have been partitioning
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been partitioning
you had been partitioning
he/she/it had been partitioning
we had been partitioning
you had been partitioning
they had been partitioning
Conditional
I would partition
you would partition
he/she/it would partition
we would partition
you would partition
they would partition
Past Conditional
I would have partitioned
you would have partitioned
he/she/it would have partitioned
we would have partitioned
you would have partitioned
they would have partitioned
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.partition - a vertical structure that divides or separates (as a wall divides one room from another)partition - a vertical structure that divides or separates (as a wall divides one room from another)
brattice - a partition (often temporary) of planks or cloth that is used to control ventilation in a mine
bulkhead - a partition that divides a ship or plane into compartments
screen - partition consisting of a decorative frame or panel that serves to divide a space
structure, construction - a thing constructed; a complex entity constructed of many parts; "the structure consisted of a series of arches"; "she wore her hair in an amazing construction of whirls and ribbons"
wall - an architectural partition with a height and length greater than its thickness; used to divide or enclose an area or to support another structure; "the south wall had a small window"; "the walls were covered with pictures"
2.partition - (computer science) the part of a hard disk that is dedicated to a particular operating system or application and accessed as a single unit
computer science, computing - the branch of engineering science that studies (with the aid of computers) computable processes and structures
computer memory unit - a unit for measuring computer memory
3.partition - (anatomy) a structure that separates areas in an organism
body part - any part of an organism such as an organ or extremity
septum - (anatomy) a dividing partition between two tissues or cavities
anatomy, general anatomy - the branch of morphology that deals with the structure of animals
4.partition - the act of dividing or partitioning; separation by the creation of a boundary that divides or keeps apart
separation - the act of dividing or disconnecting
subdivision - the act of subdividing; division of something previously divided
septation - the division or partitioning of a cavity into parts by a septum
zoning - dividing an area into zones or sections reserved for different purposes such as residence and business and manufacturing etc
Verb1.partition - divide into parts, pieces, or sections; "The Arab peninsula was partitioned by the British"
divide, part, separate - come apart; "The two pieces that we had glued separated"
pound off, pound - partition off into compartments; "The locks pound the water of the canal"
2.partition - separate or apportion into sections; "partition a room off"
screen off, separate off - partition by means of a divider, such as a screen; "screen off this part of the room"
divide, separate - make a division or separation

partition

noun
1. screen, wall, barrier, divider, room divider offices divided only by a glass partition
2. division, splitting, dividing, separation, segregation, severance the fighting which followed the partition of India
verb
1. separate, screen, divide, fence off, wall off Two rooms have been created by partitioning a single larger room.

partition

noun
1. The act or an instance of separating one thing from another:
2. A solid structure that encloses an area or separates one area from another:
verb
1. To make a division into parts, sections, or branches:
2. To separate with or as if with a wall:
Translations
تَقْسيمفاصِل، حاجِزيُقَسِّم
přepažitpřepážkarozdělenírozdělit
delingopdeleskillevæg
szétválasztás
skipta, deila; stúka niîurskiptingskipting, skilveggjur, òil
atitvertipadalijimasperdalytipertvarasienelė
atdalītsadalīšanasadalītšķērssiena
bölmebölme ile ayırmakbölünmeparçalanma

partition

[pɑːˈtɪʃən]
A. N
1. (= wall) → tabique m
2. (Pol) → partición f, división f
B. VT
1. (= divide) [+ country] → partir, dividir; (= share) → repartir (among entre)
2. [+ room, area] → tabicar, dividir con tabiques
partition off VT + ADVseparar con tabiques

partition

[pɑːrˈtɪʃən]
n
[country] → partition f
(= wall) → cloison f
a glass partition → une cloison en verre
vt
[+ room] → cloisonner
[+ country] → partager
(COMPUTING) [+ hard disk] → partitionner

partition

n
Teilung f
(= wall)Trennwand f
(= section)Abteilung f
(Comput) → Partition f
vt
countryteilen, spalten; roomaufteilen
(Comput) → partitionieren

partition

[pɑːˈtɪʃn]
1. n
a. (wall) → parete f divisoria, tramezzo
b. (of country) → suddivisione f, divisione f
2. vt (country) → suddividere, dividere
partition off vt + advseparare con una parete divisoria

partition

(pəˈtiʃən) noun
1. something that divides, eg a light, often temporary, wall between rooms. The office was divided in two by a wooden partition.
2. the act of dividing; the state of being divided. the partition of India.
verb
to divide. They partitioned the room (off) with a curtain.
References in classic literature ?
The parlour had once been two rooms, and the floor was swaybacked where the partition had been cut away.
The scout looked behind him, laughing at his own conceit, while he clambered up the partition, imitating, as he went, the clumsy motions of the beast he represented; but the instant the summit was gained he made a gesture for silence, and slid down with the utmost precipitation.
The Banqueting-Hall was close on the other side of the wooden partition against which she stood; her excited imagination felt the death-like chill of it flowing over her already.
The landlord in his shirt-sleeves, leaning against the bar window-frame; his wife looking over the little half-door; and I, in some confusion, looking up at them from outside the partition.
Again, God said, let ther be Firmament Amid the Waters, and let it divide The Waters from the Waters: and God made The Firmament, expanse of liquid, pure, Transparent, Elemental Air, diffus'd In circuit to the uttermost convex Of this great Round: partition firm and sure, The Waters underneath from those above Dividing: for as Earth, so hee the World Built on circumfluous Waters calme, in wide Crystallin Ocean, and the loud misrule Of CHAOS farr remov'd, least fierce extreames Contiguous might distemper the whole frame: And Heav'n he nam'd the Firmament: So Eev'n And Morning CHORUS sung the second Day.
It is as well as it is,'' said the Palmer; ``the company, even of a Jew, can hardly spread contamination through an oaken partition.
In the middle was a large rack, with angles answering to every partition of the manger; so that each horse and mare ate their own hay, and their own mash of oats and milk, with much decency and regularity.
And, when Raoul was about to ask her to remove it, he was surprised to see her put her ear to the partition and listen eagerly for a sound outside.
This hand,' said Ring, 'came over the partition during the night, and was about to run me through in my bed, if I had not defended myself.
It seems that in another room, which was next to Don Quixote's, with nothing but a thin partition to separate it, he overheard these words, "As you live, Senor Don Jeronimo, while they are bringing supper, let us read another chapter of the Second Part of 'Don Quixote of La Mancha.
The same rule which teaches the propriety of a partition between the various branches of power, teaches us likewise that this partition ought to be so contrived as to render the one independent of the other.
Not less arduous must have been the task of marking the proper line of partition between the authority of the general and that of the State governments.