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English definition of “partition”

partition

verb [T] (DIVIDE COUNTRY)    /pɑːˈtɪʃ.ən/ US  /pɑːr-/
to divide a country into separate areas of government : Ireland was partitioned in 1921.Government administration and organisationIsolating and separating
(Definition of partition verb (DIVIDE COUNTRY) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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