partition
I. noun Date: 15th century 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 II. transitive verb Date: 1653 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 offpartitioner noun

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  • partition — [n] divider, division allotment, apportionment, barrier, detachment, disconnection, dissolution, distribution, disunion, dividing, hindrance, obstruction, parting, portion, rationing, rupture, screen, segregation, separation, severance, share,… …   New thesaurus

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  • partition — [pär tish′ən] n. [ME particioune < L partitio] 1. a parting or being parted; division into parts; separation; apportionment 2. something that separates or divides, as an interior wall dividing one room from another 3. a part or section;… …   English World dictionary

  • Partition — (v. lat. Partitio), 1) Theilung; 2) so v.w. Division …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Partition — Partitiōn (lat.), Teilung, Einteilung; partitīv, teilend; Partitīvum, Teilungswort …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

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