Definition of Partition

1. Noun. A vertical structure that divides or separates (as a wall divides one room from another).

Exact synonyms: Divider
Specialized synonyms: Brattice, Bulkhead, Screen, Wall
Generic synonyms: Construction, Structure
Derivative terms: Divide, Divide

2. Verb. Divide into parts, pieces, or sections. "The Arab peninsula was partitioned by the British"
Exact synonyms: Partition Off
Generic synonyms: Divide, Part, Separate
Specialized synonyms: Pound, Pound Off
Derivative terms: Partitioning, Partitionist

3. Noun. (computer science) the part of a hard disk that is dedicated to a particular operating system or application and accessed as a single unit.
Category relationships: Computer Science, Computing
Generic synonyms: Computer Memory Unit

4. Verb. Separate or apportion into sections. "Partition a room off"
Exact synonyms: Zone
Specialized synonyms: Screen Off, Separate Off
Generic synonyms: Divide, Separate
Derivative terms: Partitioning, Zone

5. Noun. (anatomy) a structure that separates areas in an organism.
Generic synonyms: Body Part
Specialized synonyms: Septum
Category relationships: Anatomy, General Anatomy

6. Noun. The act of dividing or partitioning; separation by the creation of a boundary that divides or keeps apart.

Definition of Partition

1. n. The act of parting or dividing; the state of being parted; separation; division; distribution; as, the partition of a kingdom.

2. v. t. To divide into parts or shares; to divide and distribute; as, to partition an estate among various heirs.

Definition of Partition

1. Noun. An action which divides a thing into parts, or separates one thing from another ¹

2. Noun. A part of something that had been divided, each of its results. ¹

3. Noun. The division of a territory into two or more autonomous ones. ¹

4. Noun. A vertical structure that divides a room. ¹

5. Noun. (computing) A section of a hard disk separately formatted. ¹

6. Noun. (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). ¹

7. Verb. To divide something into parts, sections or shares ¹

8. Verb. To divide a region or country into two or more territories with separate political status ¹

9. Verb. To separate or divide a room by a partition (ex. a wall), often use with ''off'' ¹

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Definition of Partition

1. [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Medical Definition of Partition

1. 1. The act of parting or dividing; the state of being parted; separation; division; distribution; as, the partition of a kingdom. "And good from bad find no partition." (Shak) 2. That which divides or separates; that by which different things, or distinct parts of the same thing, are separated; separating boundary; dividing line or space; specifically, an interior wall dividing one part or apartment of a house, an inclosure, or the like, from another; as, a brick partition; lath and plaster partitions. "No sight could pass Betwixt the nice partitions of the grass." (Dryden) 3. A part divided off by walls; an apartment; a compartment. "Lodged in a small partition." 4. The servance of common or undivided interests, particularly in real estate. It may be effected by consent of parties, or by compulsion of law. 5. A score. Partition of numbers, the resolution of integers into parts subject to given conditions. Origin: F. Partition, L. Partitio. See Part. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Partition

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parting shots
partis pris
partition (current term)
partition chromatography
partition coefficient
partition of unity
partition off
partitioned off

Literary usage of Partition

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1922)
"partition <g=»94(3)—Affidavits are admissible in support of objection to confirmation of report in partition. Affidavits are admissible in support of an ..."

2. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the High Court of Chancery in the by Francis Vesey, Great Britain Court of Chancery, John Beames (1818)
"Equity will grant a partition at the Instance of the Lessee BARING for Years; or leave him to Law, if it cannot interpose v effectually for the Purpose of a ..."

3. The First Part of the Institutes of the Laws of England, Or, A Commentary Edward Coke, Thomas Littleton, Francis Hargrave, Charles Butler, Matthew Hale, Heneage Finch Nottingham by Edward Coke, Thomas Littleton, Francis Hargrave, Charles Butler, Matthew Hale, Heneage Finch Nottingham (1853)
"And this is the reason, wherefore in this case the partition, which they make upon oath ought to be returned under their scales: and the reason of that ..."

4. Ruling Case Law as Developed and Established by the Decisions and by William Mark McKinney, Burdett Alberto Rich (1918)
"SALE IN partition IX. EFFECT OF partition I. Introductory 1. Scope of Article 2. Nature and Objects of partition 3. Effect of Agreement Not to partition 4. ..."

5. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"partition, in law, is the division which is made between several persons who own land, goods, ... Voluntary partition is made by the owners of an estate, ..."

6. The Works of Tennyson by Alfred Tennyson Tennyson, Hallam Tennyson Tennyson (1908)
"Such was the origin of the Second Treaty of partition. ... The partition of the monarchy of Spain," he began, " divided by the Treaty of the Hague among my ..."

7. The Cambridge Modern History by John Emerich Edward Dalberg Acton Acton, Ernest Alfred Benians, Sir Adolphus William Ward, George Walter Prothero (1908)
"Such was the origin of the Second Treaty of partition. ... The question has, therefore, to be settled how a partition can be made into two equal halves and ..."

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