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partition

noun

1 partition

A vertical structure that divides or separates (as a wall divides one room from another).

synonym: divider.

Roget 228: interposition, interjacence, intercurrence, intervenience, interlocation, interdigitation, interjection, interpolation, interlineation, interspersion, intercalation.    [interposition at a fine-grained level] interpenetration; permeation; ... show more

Dutch: afscheiding, beschot, opdeling, schot, splitsing, verdeling
Polish: przegroda



2 partition

computer science The part of a hard disk that is dedicated to a particular operating system or application and accessed as a single unit.

Dutch: aandeel, opdeling, part, partitie
Polish: dysk lokalny, partycja

3 partition

anatomy A structure that separates areas in an organism.

4 partition

The act of dividing or partitioning; separation by the creation of a boundary that divides or keeps apart.

synonyms: division, partitioning, sectionalisation, sectionalization, segmentation.

Roget 786: apportionment, allotment, consignment, assignment, appointment; appropriation; dispensation, distribution; division, deal; repartition, partition; administration.    dividend, ... show more

Polish: rozbiory

verb

1 partition

Divide into parts, pieces, or sections:
— The Arab peninsula was partitioned by the British.

synonym: partition off.

Roget 51: part, divide, break etc. (disjoin) 44; partition etc. (apportion) 786.   

Roget 786: apportion, divide; distribute, administer, dispense; billet, allot, detail, cast, share, mete; portion out, parcel out, dole out; ... show more

Dutch: delen, splitsen, verdelen

2 partition

Separate or apportion into sections:
— Partition a room off.

synonym: zone.


Moby thesaurus: abstraction, alienation, allotment, apportion, apportioning, apportionment, area, barrier, bisector, booth, boundary, brattice, breaking up, budgeting, buffer, buffer state, bulkhead, bumper, carve, carve up ... show more.

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