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Meaning of PARTITION

Pronunciation:  pâr'tishun

Matching Terms:  partition coefficient, partition off, partitioned, partitioned off, partitioning, partitionist, partitionment

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1. A logical section of a disk. Each partition normally has its own file system. unix tends to treat partitions as though they were separate physical entities.

2. A division of a set into subsets so that each of its elements is in exactly one subset.

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