partition

Definitions

General English

Computing

  • 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

Construction

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

Electronics

Information & Library Science

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

Law

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

Politics

  • noun the act of dividing up a country
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