English version

partition

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Household, Government
partitionpar‧ti‧tion1 /pɑːˈtɪʃən $ pər-, pɑːr-/ noun  1 [countable]DH a thin wall that separates one part of a room from another2 [uncountable]PG the action of separating a country into two or more independent countriespartition of the partition of India
Examples from the Corpus
partitionRichard, like a good commander, sensed the uneasiness of the meeting, even through the solid teak partition.He said they had national characteristics and that partition would be disastrous.When we hear Frau Braun coming, I hastily drop the gauze over the cradle and hide behind the partition.Then I heard quiet footsteps moving behind the partition wall.I almost do not hear the women pleading behind the partition.The soldiers, so far, had also not taken behind the partition any women with children.Now they slept with Timmy's cot wedged between the partition and his bed.When a new item is to be added to the partition, it is added at the top.partition ofthe partition of Czechoslovakia
partitionpartition2 verb [transitive + into]  SEPARATEto divide a country, building, or room into two or more parts partition something ↔ off→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
partitionAt that time the country was partitioned among wartime allied powers.Korea was partitioned at the 38th Parallel after World War II.Drive 1, the primary master, is partitioned into three.A makeshift chapel is partitioned off in the corner of the lowest security dorm.A section at the back of the warehouse was partitioned off.For large networks, multiple boards can be used to partition the computations even more.Their aim was to partition the set of pictures by the shapes of the engines and wagons.
From Longman Business Dictionarypartitionpar‧ti‧tion /pɑːˈtɪʃənpər-, pɑːr-/ noun [countable]1a thin wall that divides one part of a large room from another, for example in an OPEN-PLAN officeglass partitions2COMPUTING one of the parts that a computer’s memory, such as a hard disk, is divided intopartition verb [transitive]The office was partitioned to contain the noise of the new computers.They broke up the company and partitioned the assets between two other companies.
Pictures of the day
Do you know what each of these is called?
Click on the pictures to check.
Verb table
partition
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theypartition
he, she, itpartitions
> View More
Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theypartitioned
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave partitioned
he, she, ithas partitioned
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad partitioned
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill partition
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have partitioned
> View Less
Continuous Form
Present
Iam partitioning
he, she, itis partitioning
> View More
you, we, theyare partitioning
Past
I, he, she, itwas partitioning
you, we, theywere partitioning
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been partitioning
he, she, ithas been partitioning
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been partitioning
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be partitioning
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been partitioning
> View Less