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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.
partition
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 British English

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partitionnoun

uk   /pɑːˈtɪʃ.ən/  us   /pɑːrˈtɪʃ.ən/

partitionverb [T]

uk   /pɑːˈtɪʃ.ən/  us   /pɑːrˈtɪʃ.ən/
(Definition of partition from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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partitionnoun

uk   us   /pɑːˈtɪʃən/
[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   us   /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 from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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