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Definition of Partition


  1. The act of parting or dividing; the state of being parted; separation; division; distribution; as, the partition of a kingdom.
  2. That which divides or separates; that by which different things, or distinct parts of the same thing, are separated; separating boundary; dividing line or space; specifically, an interior wall dividing one part or apartment of a house, an inclosure, or the like, from another; as, a brick partition; lath and plaster partitions.
  3. A part divided off by walls; an apartment; a compartment.
  4. The servance of common or undivided interests, particularly in real estate. It may be effected by consent of parties, or by compulsion of law.
  5. A score.
  6. To divide into parts or shares; to divide and distribute; as, to partition an estate among various heirs.
  7. To divide into distinct parts by lines, walls, etc.; as, to partition a house.

Partition Quotations

We have gone through everything as a nation - partition, dictatorship, and even anarchy.
Fatos Nano

And opposite the bench, the dock, divided by a partition, with the women to the left and the men to the right, as it is on the stairs or the block in polite society.
Henry Lawson

And in England there has always been something deeply pro-Arab, of course, not among all Englishmen, and anti-Israeli, in the establishment. They abstained in the 1947 UN partition resolution... They maintained an arms embargo against us in the 1950s... They always worked against us. They think the Arabs are the underdogs.
Shimon Peres

We are totally committed to ending partition and to creating the conditions for unity and independence.
Gerry Adams

National partition is a sorrow that touches all Koreans, but for me it is brought to the fore by unimaginable personal suffering.
Park Geun-hye
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Partition Translations

partition in Dutch is schifting, afscheiding, clausuur
partition in French is partage, mur de refend, division, partitionner
partition in German is Trennwand, Abteil, Teilung, Teil, Zwischenwand
partition in Italian is divisione
partition in Spanish is division
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