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Dictionary definition for: Partition

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

2. (v) divide into parts, pieces, or sections; "The Arab peninsula was partitioned by the British"

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

4. (v) separate or apportion into sections; "partition a room off"

5. (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

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