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Webster 1913 Edition


Partition

Par-ti′tion

,
Noun.
[F.
partition
, L.
partitio
. See
Part
,
Verb.
]
1.
The act of parting or dividing; the state of being parted; separation; division; distribution;
as, the
partition
of a kingdom
.
And good from bad find no
partition
.
Shakespeare
No sight could pass
Betwixt the nice
partitions
of the grass.
Dryden.
3.
A part divided off by walls; an apartment; a compartment.
[R.]
“Lodged in a small partition.”
Milton.
4.
(Law.)
The severance of common or undivided interests, particularly in real estate. It may be effected by consent of parties, or by compulsion of law.
5.
(Mus.)
A score.
Partition of numbers
(Math.)
,
the resolution of integers into parts subject to given conditions.
Brande & C.

Par-ti′tion

,
Verb.
T.
[
imp. & p. p.
Partitioned
;
p. pr. & vb. n.
Partitioning
.]
1.
To divide into parts or shares; to divide and distribute;
as, to
partition
an estate among various heirs
.
2.
To divide into distinct parts by lines, walls, etc.;
as, to
partition
a house
.
Uniform without, though severally
partitioned
within.
Bacon.

Webster 1828 Edition


Partition

PARTI'TION

,
Noun.
[L. partitio, from partio, to divide.]
1.
The act of dividing, or state of being divided.
2.
Division; separation; distinction.
And good from bad find no partition.
3.
Separate part; as lodged in a small partition.
4.
That by which different parts are separated; as a partition of wood or stone in a building.
5.
Part where separation is made.
No sight could pass
Betwixt the nice partitions of the grass.
6.
Division of an estate into severalty, which is done by deed of partition.

Definition 2022


Partition

Partition

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German

Noun

Partition f (genitive Partition, plural Partitionen)

  1. (computing) partition (section of a hard disk separately formatted)
  2. (mathematics) partition (collection of non-empty, disjoint subsets of a set whose union is the set itself)

partition

partition

See also: Partition

English

Noun

partition (plural partitions)

  1. An action which divides a thing into parts, or separates one thing from another.
    • Shakespeare
      And good from bad find no partition.
  2. A part of something that has been divided.
  3. (mathematics) An approach to division in which one asks what the size of each part is, rather than (as in quotition) how many parts there are.
  4. The division of a territory into two or more autonomous ones.
    Monarchies where partition isn't prohibited risk weakening trough parcellation and civil wars between the heirs
  5. A vertical structure that divides a room.
    a brick partition; lath and plaster partitions
  6. That which divides or separates; that by which different things, or distinct parts of the same thing, are separated; boundary; dividing line or space.
    • Dryden
      No sight could pass / Betwixt the nice partitions of the grass.
  7. A part divided off by walls; an apartment; a compartment.
    • Milton
      Lodged in a small partition.
  8. (law) The severance of common or undivided interests, particularly in real estate. It may be effected by consent of parties, or by compulsion of law.
  9. (computing) A section of a hard disk separately formatted.
  10. (databases) A division of a database or one of its constituting elements such as tables into separate independent parts.
  11. (set theory) A collection of non-empty, disjoint subsets of a set whose union is the set itself (i.e. all elements of the set are contained in exactly one of the subsets).
  12. (music) A musical score.

Usage notes

  • (set theory): The elements of the collection are sometimes called the blocks or parts of the partition.

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Verb

partition (third-person singular simple present partitions, present participle partitioning, simple past and past participle partitioned) (transitive)

  1. To divide something into parts, sections or shares
  2. To divide a region or country into two or more territories with separate political status
  3. To separate or divide a room by a partition (ex. a wall), often use with off

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French

Etymology

Borrowing from Latin partītiō, partītiōnem.

Noun

partition f (plural partitions)

  1. (heraldry) a (geometrical) division using two colors
  2. (music) a score comprising all parts
  3. (databases, computing) partition

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