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English definition of “partition”

partition

noun     /pɑːˈtɪʃən/
[C] WORKPLACE a thin wall which is used to divide one part of a room , office , etc. from another part : She works in an open-plan office with glass partitions.
[C] IT one of several parts into which a computer hard drive can be divided : The operating systems are on different partitions.
[U] POLITICS the act of dividing a country into separate political units : The violence that followed partition led many people to leave India .
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