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partition

verb [T]     /pɑːˈtɪʃən/
WORKPLACE to divide one part of a room , office , etc. from another using partitions: The main office was partitioned to provide space for more staff .partition sth off from sth A huge screen partitioned off the reception area from the entrance hall .
IT to divide a computer hard drive into separate parts : Some versions of the software allow you to partition your hard drive .
to divide something into two or more parts : Member States were accused of trying to partition the market .
(Definition of partition verb from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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