Hyper Dictionary

English Dictionary Computer Dictionary Video Dictionary Thesaurus Dream Dictionary Medical Dictionary

Search Dictionary:  

Meaning of PARTITION

Pronunciation:  pâr'tishun

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the act of dividing or partitioning; separation by the creation of a boundary that divides or keeps apart
  2. [n]  a vertical structure that divides or separates (as a wall divides one room from another)
  3. [n]  (computer science) the part of a hard disk that is dedicated to a particular operating system or application and accessed as a single unit
  4. [v]  separate or apportion into sections; "partition a room off"
  5. [v]  divide into parts, pieces, or sections; "The Arab peninsula was partitioned by the British"

PARTITION is a 9 letter word that starts with P.


 Synonyms: divider, division, partition off, partitioning, sectionalisation, sectionalization, segmentation, zone
 See Also: bulkhead, computer memory unit, construction, divide, divide, part, pound, pound off, screen, screen off, separate, separate, separate off, separation, septation, structure, subdivision, wall, zoning



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Par*ti"tion\, n. [F. partition, L. partitio. See
    {Part}, v.]
    1. The act of parting or dividing; the state of being parted;
       separation; division; distribution; as, the partition of a
             And good from bad find no partition.  --Shak.
    2. That which divides or separates; that by which different
       things, or distinct parts of the same thing, are
       separated; separating boundary; dividing line or space;
       specifically, an interior wall dividing one part or
       apartment of a house, an inclosure, or the like, from
       another; as, a brick partition; lath and plaster
             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 servance 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.
  2. \Par*ti"tion\, v. 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.
Computing Dictionary

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.

Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: abstraction, alienation, allotment, apportion, apportioning, apportionment, area, barrier, bisector, booth, boundary, brattice, breaking up, budgeting, buffer, buffer state, bulkhead, bumper, carve, carve up, cell, chamber, cloison, collision mat, compartment, cushion, cut, cut up, cutting, cutting the pie, deal, detachment, diameter, diaphragm, disarticulation, disassociation, disburse, disconnectedness, disconnection, discontinuity, disengagement, disjointing, disjunction, dislocation, dispense, disperse, dissepiment, dissolution, distribution, district, disunion, divide, divide into shares, divide up, divide with, divider, dividing, dividing line, dividing wall, division, divorce, divorcement, divvy, divvy up, dole out, doling out, equator, fence off, fender, halfway mark, incoherence, interseptum, isolation, line of demarcation, luxation, mat, measure out, meting out, midriff, midsection, pad, panel, parcel, parcel out, parceling, paries, part, parting, partitioning, party wall, portion, portioning, property line, rationing, removal, repartition, room, rupture, screen, section, segment, segmentation, segmenting, separate, separation, separatism, separator, septulum, septum, set apart, share, share out, share with, sharing, sharing out, shock pad, slice, slice the pie, slice up, slicing, split, split up, splitting, split-up, stall, subdivide, subdivision, subtraction, wall, wall off, withdrawal, zone, zoning