General English


  • noun an area of a hard disk that is treated as a logical drive and can be accessed as a separate drive
  • noun a section of computer memory set aside as foreground or background memory
  • verb to divide a hard disk into two or more logical drives that can be accessed as separate drives
  • verb to divide a large file or block into several smaller units which can be accessed and handled more easily


  • A dividing wall within a building, usually non-load-bearing.


  • One of multiple portions created by partitioning.

Information & Library Science

  • noun a screen or temporary wall used to separate one part of a room from another


  • noun the division of land which is held by joint tenants or tenants in common


  • noun the act of dividing up a country