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partition

noun [C] (DIVIDING STRUCTURE)    /pɑːˈtɪʃ.ən/ US  /pɑːr-/
a vertical structure like a thin wall that separates one part of a room or building from another: The partitions between the toilets were very thin .Walls and parts of walls
(Definition of partition noun (DIVIDING STRUCTURE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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