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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)


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.


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

Broader (hypernym)divide, separate

Narrower (hyponym)screen off, separate off

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