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PARTITION

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does partition mean? 

PARTITION (noun)
  The noun PARTITION has 3 senses:

1. a vertical structure that divides or separates (as a wall divides one room from another)
2. the act of dividing or partitioning; separation by the creation of a boundary that divides or keeps apart
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

  Familiarity information: PARTITION used as a noun is uncommon.


PARTITION (verb)
  The verb PARTITION has 2 senses:

1. divide into parts, pieces, or sections
2. separate or apportion into sections

  Familiarity information: PARTITION used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


PARTITION (noun)


Sense 1partition [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A vertical structure that divides or separates (as a wall divides one room from another)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

partition; divider

Hypernyms ("partition" is a kind of...):

construction; structure (a thing constructed; a complex entity constructed of many parts)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "partition"):

brattice (a partition (often temporary) of planks or cloth that is used to control ventilation in a mine)

bulkhead (a partition that divides a ship or plane into compartments)

screen (partition consisting of a decorative frame or panel that serves to divide a space)

wall (an architectural partition with a height and length greater than its thickness; used to divide or enclose an area or to support another structure)


Sense 2partition [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The act of dividing or partitioning; separation by the creation of a boundary that divides or keeps apart

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

sectionalisation; sectionalization; partition; partitioning; segmentation; division

Hypernyms ("partition" is a kind of...):

separation (the act of dividing or disconnecting)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "partition"):

subdivision (the act of subdividing; division of something previously divided)

septation (the division or partitioning of a cavity into parts by a septum)

zoning (dividing an area into zones or sections reserved for different purposes such as residence and business and manufacturing etc)


Sense 3partition [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(computer science) the part of a hard disk that is dedicated to a particular operating system or application and accessed as a single unit

Classified under:

Nouns denoting quantities and units of measure

Hypernyms ("partition" is a kind of...):

computer memory unit (a unit for measuring computer memory)

Domain category:

computer science; computing (the branch of engineering science that studies (with the aid of computers) computable processes and structures)


PARTITION (verb)


Sense 1partition [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Divide into parts, pieces, or sections

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Synonyms:

partition; partition off

Context example:

The Arab peninsula was partitioned by the British

Hypernyms (to "partition" is one way to...):

divide; part; separate (come apart)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "partition"):

pound; pound off (partition off into compartments)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something


Sense 2partition [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Separate or apportion into sections

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Synonyms:

partition; zone

Context example:

partition a room off

Hypernyms (to "partition" is one way to...):

divide; separate (make a division or separation)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "partition"):

screen off; separate off (partition by means of a divider, such as a screen)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something


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