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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 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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.partitioning - an analysis into mutually exclusive categories
analytic thinking, analysis - the abstract separation of a whole into its constituent parts in order to study the parts and their relations
resolving, resolution - analysis into clear-cut components
2.partitioning - 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
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Paragon Software Group (PSG), a provider of data security and management solutions, yesterday announced the release of Paragon Partition Manager 11, the latest version of it partitioning tool allowing users to manage data on both fixed and removable disk drives.
Key upgrade features, which will be delivered with new library firmware, include embedded library partitioning and integrated support for tape drives and media of different generations.