Definition of partition :
1. A part divided off by walls; an apartment; a compartment.
2. A score.
3. 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, an inclosure, or the like, from another; as, a brick partition; lath and plaster partitions.
4. The act of parting or dividing; the state of being parted; separation; division; distribution; as, the partition of a kingdom.
5. The servance of common or undivided interests, particularly in real estate. It may be effected by consent of parties, or by compulsion of law.
6. To divide into distinct parts by lines, walls, etc.; as, to partition a house.
7. To divide into parts or shares; to divide and distribute; as, to partition an estate among various heirs.
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allotment (part of speech: noun)
allot (part of speech: verb)
disjunction (part of speech: noun)
disassembly, alienation, disconnection, fissure, division, disunity, cleavage, dissociation, incision, bisection, amputation, disassociation, segregation, disarticulation, separation, disintegration, rent, slice, cut, detachment, disengagement, dissection
dissociate (part of speech: verb)
disconnect, uncouple, alienate, detach, sever, divide, fragment, disjoin, rupture, dissociate, segregate, disassociate, divorce, disengage, break, halve, excise, part, rend, separate, insulate, dismantle, split, cleave, disunite, sunder
portion (part of speech: verb)
- So all day long till night among my workmen, and in the afternoon did cause the partition between the entry and the boy's room to be pulled down to lay it all into one, which I hope will please me and make my coming in more pleasant. - "Diary of Samuel Pepys, Complete Transcribed From The Shorthand Manuscript In The Pepysian Library Magdalene College Cambridge By The Rev. Mynors Bright", Samuel Pepys Commentator: Lord Braybrooke.
- Upon a bench, backed against the partition, almost within touch of her hand, sat the man Warrington and his servant, arguing over their accounts. - "Parrot & Co.", Harold MacGrath.
- Thus, by the year 1880, everything favoured the " partition of Africa." - "The Development of the European Nations, 1870-1914 (5th ed.)", John Holland Rose.