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1partition

noun par·ti·tion \pär-ˈti-shən, pər-\

: a wall or screen that separates one area from another

: the division of a country into separate political units

Full Definition of PARTITION

1
:  the action of parting :  the state of being parted :  division
2
:  something that divides; especially :  an interior dividing wall
3
:  one of the parts or sections of a whole
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Examples of PARTITION

  1. A thin partition separates the two rooms in the cabin.
  2. Folding partitions separate the different banquet halls in the building.
  3. The bank teller sat behind a glass partition.
  4. the partition of former Yugoslavia
  5. the partition of Korea into North and South Korea

First Known Use of PARTITION

15th century

Other Building Terms

batten, cistern, hearth, lath, transom, wainscot

2partition

verb

: to divide (something) into parts or shares

: to divide (a country) into two or more parts having separate political status

Full Definition of PARTITION

transitive verb
1
a :  to divide into parts or shares
b :  to divide (as a country) into two or more territorial units having separate political status
2
:  to separate or divide by a partition (as a wall) —often used with off
par·ti·tion·er \-ˈti-sh(ə-)nər\ noun

Examples of PARTITION

  1. It was necessary to partition the work to be done to make the job easier to accomplish.
  2. The room is partitioned into four sections.
  3. After the war, the country was partitioned.

First Known Use of PARTITION

1653

Other Building Terms

batten, cistern, hearth, lath, transom, wainscot
PARTITIONER Defined for Kids

1partition

noun par·ti·tion \pər-ˈti-shən, pär-\

Definition of PARTITION for Kids

:  a wall or screen that separates one area from another

2partition

verb
par·ti·tionedpar·ti·tion·ing

Definition of PARTITION for Kids

:  to divide into separate shares, parts, or areas <We partitioned the basement into three rooms.>
Medical Dictionary

partition

noun par·ti·tion \pär-ˈtish-ən\

Medical Definition of PARTITION

:  the distribution of a substance between two immiscible phases in contact at equilibrium and especially between two liquids
partition transitive verb

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