Meaning of “partition” in the English Dictionary

"partition" in British English

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uk /pɑːˈtɪʃ.ən/ us /pɑːrˈtɪʃ.ən/

partitionverb [ T ]

uk /pɑːˈtɪʃ.ən/ us /pɑːrˈtɪʃ.ən/

(Definition of “partition” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"partition" in American English

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partitionnoun [ C/U ]

us /pɑrˈtɪʃ·ən/

the division of something into smaller parts, or something that divides a space:

[ U ] The partition of the building into separate apartments brought in enough income that she could retire from her job.

world history Partition is also the division of a country or region into two or more separate political units:

[ U ] Both sides agreed to the partition of the disputed territory.

A partition is also a wall that separates one part of a room or building from another:

[ C ] These partitions between our desks allow us to work in relative privacy.
verb [ T ] us /pɑrˈtɪʃ·ən/

Germany was partitioned after World War II.

(Definition of “partition” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"partition" in Business English

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uk /pɑːˈtɪʃən/ us

[ 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.

partitionverb [ T ]

uk /pɑːˈtɪʃən/ us

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” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)