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par·ti·tion

partition

 
 
pronunciation:
par tI shn
parts of speech:
noun, verb
features:
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part of speech: noun
definition: a wall or partial wall that separates or divides space.
Partitions were set up in the gym.
synonyms:
screen
similar words:
barrier, division, fence, wall
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: partitions, partitioning, partitioned
definition 1: to divide into parts or sections.
The farmer partitioned the field into several small gardens.
synonyms:
divide, section
similar words:
separate, split, subdivide, zone
definition 2: to separate into parts using dividing walls.
They partitioned the basement to make three rooms.
similar words:
divide, separate
derivations: partitioner (n.), partitionist (n.), partitionment (n.)
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