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English noun: partition

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


Synonymsdivider


Broader (hypernym)construction, structure


Narrower (hyponym)brattice, bulkhead, screen, wall

2. partition (quantity) (computer science) the part of a hard disk that is dedicated to a particular operating system or application and accessed as a single unit


Broader (hypernym)computer memory unit


Domain categorycomputer science, computing

3. partition (body) (anatomy) a structure that separates areas in an organism


Broader (hypernym)body part


Narrower (hyponym)septum


Domain categoryanatomy, general anatomy

4. partition (act) the act of dividing or partitioning; separation by the creation of a boundary that divides or keeps apart


Synonymsdivision, partitioning, sectionalisation, sectionalization, segmentation


Broader (hypernym)separation


Narrower (hyponym)septation, subdivision, zoning


English verb: partition

1. partition (contact) divide into parts, pieces, or sections


SamplesThe Arab peninsula was partitioned by the British.


Synonymspartition off


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)divide, part, separate


Narrower (hyponym)pound, pound off

2. partition (change) separate or apportion into sections


SamplesPartition a room off.


Synonymszone


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)divide, separate


Narrower (hyponym)screen off, separate off









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