Partition

Definition of Partition

Par`ti´tion
n.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.
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.
- Brande & C.
v. t.1.To divide into parts or shares; to divide and distribute; as, to partition an estate among various heirs.
[imp. & p. p. Partitioned ; p. pr. & vb. n. Partitioning.]
2.To divide into distinct parts by lines, walls, etc.; as, to partition a house.

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