1 a vertical structure that divides or separates (as a wall divides one room from another) [syn: divider]
2 the act of dividing or partitioning; separation by the creation of a boundary that divides or keeps apart [syn: division, partitioning, segmentation, sectionalization, sectionalisation]
3 (computer science) the part of a hard disk that is dedicated to a particular operating system or application and accessed as a single unit
1 divide into parts, pieces, or sections; "The Arab peninsula was partitioned by the British" [syn: partition off]
2 separate or apportion into sections; "partition a room off" [syn: zone]
- Something that divides a thing into parts, or separates one thing from another, especially a vertical structure that divides a room.
- A part of something that had been divided.
- The division of a country into two or more autonomous countries.
- A section of a hard disk separately formatted.
- A collection of non-empty, disjoint subsets of a set whose union is the set itself (i.e. all elements of the set are contained in exactly one of the subsets).
section of a hard disk separately formatted
- Czech: diskový oddíl
collection of non-empty, disjoint subsets of a set
- Czech: rozklad
Generally, a partition is a splitting of something into parts. The term is used in a variety of senses:
- Partition (law), to divide up a piece of land into separate portions representing the proportionate interests of the tenants. It may also consist of dividing a property with common ownership into identifiable individual ownership
- List of partition topics
- Partition of a set, a collection of non-empty subsets such that every element belongs to one and only one of the subsets
- Partition (number theory), a way to write a positive integer as a sum of other positive integers; the partition function gives the number of different ways to partition a number
- Multiplicative partition, a way to write an integer greater than 1 as a product of other integers that are also greater than 1.
- Partition problem, an NP-complete problem: given a set of integers, can the set be partitioned into two subsets with equal sums?
- A partition of unity is a set of functions whose sum is the constant function
- Partition of an interval, used in the theory of the Riemann integral and the Riemann-Stieltjes integral
- Partition (music) — a method of creating segments from sets when the twelve-tone technique is used
Notable examples are:
- Partitions of Poland and Poland-Lithuania in the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries
- 1905 Partition of Bengal and 1947 Partition of Bengal
- Partition of India (colonial British India) in 1947 into the independent dominions (later republics) of India and Pakistan (which included modern day Bangladesh)
- Partition of Punjab in 1966 into the states of Punjab, Haryana and Himachal Pradesh
- Partition of Pakistan in 1971, when East Pakistan became the independent nation of Bangladesh after the Bangladesh Liberation War
- 1947 UN Partition Plan for Palestine (region)
- Partition of Ireland in 1920 into the independent Irish Free State and (British) Northern Ireland
- Treaty of Kars of 1921, which partitioned Ottoman Armenia between the republic of Turkey and the then Soviet Union (Western and Eastern Armenia)
- Partition of Vietnam in 1954
- Partitions of Luxembourg, last in 1838 into Duchy of Luxembourg and Belgian province
- The hypothetical partition of the Canadian province of Quebec
partition in German: Partition
partition in Spanish: Partición
partition in French: Partition
partition in Hebrew: מחיצה
partition in Italian: Partizione
partition in Hungarian: Partíció (egyértelműsítő)
partition in Dutch: Partitie
partition in Chinese: 分割
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