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partition

noun [U] (NATIONAL DIVISION)    /pɑːˈtɪʃ.ən/ US  /pɑːr-/
the dividing of a country into separate countries or areas of government: The partition of India occurred in 1947.Government administration and organisationIsolating and separating
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