|1.||a division into parts; separation|
|2.||something that separates, such as a large screen dividing a room in two|
|3.||a part or share|
|4.||a division of a country into two or more separate nations|
|5.||property law a division of property, esp realty, among joint owners|
|6.||maths any of the ways by which an integer can be expressed as a sum of integers|
|a. the division of a class into a number of disjoint and exhaustive subclasses|
|b. such a set of subclasses|
|8.||biology a structure that divides or separates|
|9.||rhetoric the second part of a speech where the chief lines of thought are announced|
|11.||to divide (a country) into two or more separate nations|
|12.||property law to divide (property, esp realty) among joint owners, by dividing either the property itself or the proceeds of sale|
|[C15: via Old French from Latin partītiō, from partīre to divide]|
partition par·ti·tion (pär-tĭsh'ən)
The act or process of dividing something into parts.
The state of being so divided.
A wall, septum, or other separating membrane in an organism.