- partition par‧ti‧tion [pɑːˈtɪʆn ǁ pər-, pɑːr-] noun [countable]1. a thin wall that divides one part of a large room from another, for example in an open-plan office:
• glass partitions— partition verb [transitive] :
• The office was partitioned to contain the noise of the new computers.
• They broke up the company and partitioned the assets between two other companies.
* * *Ⅰ.partition UK US /pɑːˈtɪʃən/ noun► [C] WORKPLACE a thin wall which is used to divide one part of a room, office, etc. from another part: »
She works in an open-plan office with glass partitions.► [C] IT one of several parts into which a computerhard drive can be divided: »
The operating systems are on different partitions.► [U] POLITICS the act of dividing a country into separate political units: »
The violence that followed partition led many people to leave India.Ⅱ.partition UK US /pɑːˈtɪʃən/ verb [T]► WORKPLACE to divide one part of a room, office, etc. from another using partitions: »
The main office was partitioned to provide space for more staff.partition sth off from sth »
A huge screen partitioned off the reception area from the entrance hall.► IT to divide a computer hard drive into separate parts: »
Some versions of the software allow you to partition your hard drive.► to divide something into two or more parts: »
Member States were accused of trying to partition the market.
Financial and business terms. 2012.