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English definition of “partition”

partition

noun
 
 
/pɑːˈtɪʃən/
WALL [C] a wall that divides a room into two partsWalls and parts of wallsSeparating and dividing
NATIONAL DIVISION [U] the division of a country into two or more countries or areas of governmentSeparating and dividingGovernment administration and organisation
partition verb [T]
(Definition of partition from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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