partition

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partition (noun)
1.
the action of the state of being - parting parted division
2.
something that divides , especially an interior dividing wall
3.
one of the or sections of a whole - parts
partition (verb)
transitive verb
1.
a) to divide into or shares - parts
b) to divide (as a country) into two or more territorial units having separate political status
2.
to separate or divide by a partition (as a wall) - often used with off
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
partition (noun)
1.
one of the pieces from which something is designed to be assembled
SYNONYMS:
member, partition, portion, section, segment
RELATED WORDS:
component, constituent, element, factor, ingredient, moiety, parcel; cut, length; bit, fragment, particle, scrap
NEAR ANTONYMS:
whole; aggregate, composite, compound, sum, total, totality
partition (noun)
2.
something that divides, separates, or marks off
SYNONYMS:
divider, partition, separation, separator
RELATED WORDS:
barrier, fence, wall; border, boundary, limit
partition (noun)
3.
the act or process of a whole separating into two or more parts or pieces
SYNONYMS:
bifurcation, breakup, cleavage, dissolution, disunion, division, fractionalization, fractionation, partition, schism, scission, split, sundering
RELATED WORDS:
breach, rupture; divorce, severance; decomposition, disassembly, dismemberment, segmentation, subdivision; atomization, dichotomization, polarization; diffusion, dispersal, dispersion, scattering; administration, apportionment, distribution; isolation, seclusion, segregation, sequestration
NEAR ANTONYMS:
assemblage, association; attachment, conjunction, connection, link, linkage, linkup; aggregation, combination, consolidation, fusion
unification, union
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