1. [ noun ] a vertical structure that divides or separates (as a wall divides one room from another)
Synonyms: divider
Related terms: structure wall brattice bulkhead screen separate
2. [ verb ] separate or apportion into sections
Synonyms: zone subdivide

"partition a room off"

Related terms: separate screen_off division zone
3. [ noun ] (computer science) the part of a hard disk that is dedicated to a particular operating system or application and accessed as a single unit
Related terms: computer_memory_unit computer_science
4. [ verb ] divide into parts, pieces, or sections
Synonyms: partition_off

"The Arab peninsula was partitioned by the British"

Related terms: separate pound division partitionist
5. [ noun ] the act of dividing or partitioning; separation by the creation of a boundary that divides or keeps apart
Synonyms: subdivision partitioning segmentation sectionalization sectionalisation division
Related terms: separation subdivision septation zoning separate sectionalise
Similar spelling:   partitioned