Partition


Partition
Partition Par*ti"tion, n. [F. partition, L. partitio. See {Part}, v.] 1. The act of parting or dividing; the state of being parted; separation; division; distribution; as, the partition of a kingdom. [1913 Webster]

And good from bad find no partition. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster +PJC]

No sight could pass Betwixt the nice partitions of the grass. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

3. A part divided off by walls; an apartment; a compartment. [R.] ``Lodged in a small partition.'' --Milton. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

5. (Mus.) A score. [1913 Webster]

{Partition of numbers} (Math.), the resolution of integers into parts subject to given conditions. --Brande & C. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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