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partition

par·ti·tion

partition

 
 
pronunciation:
par tI shn
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the division of something, such as a territory, enclosure, or concept, into parts.
synonyms:
division, splitting
similar words:
divide, segmentation, separation, subdivision
definition 2: that which serves to separate or divide, esp. a wall or partial wall that separates parts of a room.
synonyms:
divider, screen
similar words:
barrier, division, fence, separator, wall
definition 3: the state of being divided.
synonyms:
division, separation
similar words:
segmentation, subdivision
definition 4: one of the parts into which something is divided.
synonyms:
division, part
similar words:
allotment, portion, section, segment, share, stall, subdivision
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: partitioned, partitioning, partitions
definition 1: to divide into parts or sections.
synonyms:
divide, part, section
similar words:
segment, separate, split, subdivide, zone
definition 2: to separate into parts using one or more dividing walls or partial walls.
We partitioned the classroom to make three offices.
similar words:
divide, separate
derivations: partitioner (n.), partitionist (n.), partitionment (n.)