partition par‧ti‧tion [pɑːˈtɪʆn ǁ pər-, pɑːr-] noun [countable]
1. a thin wall that divides one part of a large room from another, for example in an open-plan office:

• glass partitions

2. COMPUTING one of the parts that a computer’s memory, such as a hard disk, is divided into
— partition 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.

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partition UK US /pɑːˈtɪʃən/ noun
[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.

partition UK US /pɑːˈtɪʃən/ verb [T]
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.

Financial and business terms. 2012.