• An action which divides a thing into parts, or separates one thing from another.
  • A part of something that has been divided.
  • 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.
  • The division of a territory into two or more autonomous ones.
  • A vertical structure that divides a room.
  • That which divides or separates; that by which different things, or distinct parts of the same thing, are separated; boundary; dividing line or space.
  • A part divided off by walls; an apartment; a compartment.
  • The severance of common or undivided interests, particularly in real estate. It may be effected by consent of parties, or by compulsion of law.
  • A section of a hard disk separately formatted.
  • A division of a database or one of its constituting elements such as tables into separate independent parts.
  • 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).
  • A musical score.



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  • Recorded c.1430, "division into shares, distinction," from Middle English particioun, from Old French particion (modern partition), from Latin partitio ("division, portion"), from partitus, the past participle of partio.

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