partitioning

Definitions

Electronics

  • The dividing of a hard disk into multiple virtual disks, each of which appear as a separate disk to the operating system. For instance, a user may have drives labeled C:, D:, E:, and F:, but only have a single physical disk. Used, for instance, when setting up disks with different operating systems.
  • The dividing of computer memory into fixed portions.
  • The dividing of a block of data into fixed portions
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