par·ti·tion /pɑrˈtɪʃən, pɚ/
par·ti·tion /pɑrˈtɪʃən/ 名詞
Par·ti·tion v. t. [imp. & p. p. Partitioned p. pr. & vb. n. Partitioning.]
1. To divide into parts or shares; to divide and distribute; as, to partition an estate among various heirs.
2. To divide into distinct parts by lines, walls, etc.; as, to partition a house.
Uniform without, though severally partitioned within. --Bacon.
1. The act of parting or dividing; the state of being parted; separation; division; distribution; as, the partition of a kingdom.
And good from bad find no partition. --Shak.
2. That which divides or separates; that by which different things, or distinct parts of the same thing, are separated; separating boundary; dividing line or space; specifically, an interior wall dividing one part or apartment of a house, a compartment of a room, an inclosure, or the like, from another; as, a brick partition; lath and plaster partitions; cubicles with four-foot high partitions.
No sight could pass
Betwixt the nice partitions of the grass. --Dryden.
3. A part divided off by walls; an apartment; a compartment. [R.] “Lodged in a small partition.”
4. Law. The severance of common or undivided interests, particularly in real estate. It may be effected by consent of parties, or by compulsion of law.
5. Mus. A score.
Partition of numbers Math., the resolution of integers into parts subject to given conditions.
n 1: a vertical structure that divides or separates (as a wall
divides one room from another) [syn: divider]
2: the act of dividing or partitioning; separation by the
creation of a boundary that divides or keeps apart [syn: division,
partitioning, segmentation, sectionalization, sectionalisation]
3: (computer science) the part of a hard disk that is dedicated
to a particular operating system or application and
accessed as a single unit
v 1: divide into parts, pieces, or sections; "The Arab peninsula
was partitioned by the British" [syn: partition off]
2: separate or apportion into sections; "partition a room off"