partition /pɑːˈtɪʃən/ noun
› [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 computerhard 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.