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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.
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.]
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|Noun||1.||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
|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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