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partition

noun par·ti·tion \ pär-ˈti-shən , pər- \

Definition of partition

1 :the action of parting :the state of being parted :division
  • the partition of Korea into North and South Korea
2 :something that divides; especially :an interior dividing wall
  • The bank teller sat behind a glass partition.
3 :one of the parts or sections of a whole
  • The estate was divided into three partitions.

Examples of partition in a Sentence

  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

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First Known Use of partition

15th century

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partition

verb

Definition of partition

transitive verb
1 a :to divide into parts or shares
b :to divide (a place, such as a country) into two or more territorial units having separate political status
2 :to separate or divide by a partition (such as a wall) often used with off

partitioner

play \pär-ˈti-sh(ə-)nər\ noun

Examples of partition in a Sentence

  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.

Recent Examples of partition from the Web

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First Known Use of partition

1653

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PARTITION Defined for English Language Learners

partition

noun

Definition of partition for English Language Learners

  • : a wall or screen that separates one area from another

  • : the division of a country into separate political units


partition

verb

Definition of partition for English Language Learners

  • : to divide (something) into parts or shares

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


PARTITION Defined for Kids

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partition

noun par·ti·tion \ pər-ˈti-shən , pär- \

Definition of partition for Students

:a wall or screen that separates one area from another

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partition

verb

Definition of partition for Students

partitioned; partitioning
: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

Law Dictionary

partition

noun par·ti·tion \ pär-ˈti-shən \

legal Definition of partition

:the severance voluntarily or by legal proceedings of common or undivided interests in property and especially real property :division into severalty of property held jointly or in common or the sale of such property by a court with division of the proceeds

partition

transitive verb


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