partitioned


Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Financial, Idioms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

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.
References in classic literature ?
I understand both these sides to be not only returns, but parts of the front; and to be uniform without, though severally partitioned within; and to be on both sides of a great and stately tower, in the midst of the front, that, as it were, joineth them together on either hand.
LAHORE -- Speakers at a seminar on a book, titled The Punjab Bloodied, Partitioned and Cleansed, were of the view that the history of Partition has been distorted for nationalist purposes in India and Pakistan.
IN August 1947, nearly 200 years of British colonial rule in India came to an end and the country was partitioned into two independent nation states: Hindu-majority India and Muslim-majority Pakistan.
As mentioned above, in the situation when an inheritance is partitioned, the following entities may be plaintiff: legal heirs, universal legatees, the ones with universal title and the legatees with particular title.