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partition

noun [C/U]  /pɑrˈtɪʃ·ən/ us  
the division of something into smaller parts, or something that divides a space: [U] The partition of the building into separate apartments brought in enough income that she could retire from her job. world history Partition is also the division of a country or region into two or more separate political units: [U] Both sides agreed to the partition of the disputed territory. A partition is also a wall that separates one part of a room or building from another: [C] These partitions between our desks allow us to work in relative privacy.
partition
verb [T]  /pɑrˈtɪʃ·ən/ us  
Germany was partitioned after World War II.
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