nonbearing partition

noun
non·​bearing partition | \ "+-\
variants: or nonbearing wall

Definition of nonbearing partition

: a dividing wall that supports no vertical weight other than its own weight

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History and Etymology for nonbearing partition

nonbearing from non- entry 1 + bearing, present participle of bear, verb

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“Nonbearing partition.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nonbearing%20partition. Accessed 22 November 2019.

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