"partition" in the noun sense
1. partition, divider
a vertical structure that divides or separates (as a wall divides one room from another)
computer science) the part of a hard disk that is dedicated to a particular operating system or application and accessed as a single unit
anatomy) a structure that separates areas in an organism
4. division, partition, partitioning, segmentation, sectionalization, sectionalisation
the act of dividing or partitioning separation by the creation of a boundary that divides or keeps apart
"partition" in the verb sense
1. partition, partition off
divide into parts, pieces, or sections
"The Arab peninsula was partitioned by the British"
2. partition, zone
separate or apportion into sections
"partition a room off"
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