Definition of partition noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//pɑːˈtɪʃn//
    ; NAmE NAmE//pɑːrˈtɪʃn//
    In the office
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  1. 1[countable] a wall or screen that separates one part of a room from another a glass partition partition walls See related entries: In the office
  2. 2[uncountable] the division of one country into two or more countries the partition of Germany after the war
  3. Word Originlate Middle English: from Latin partitio(n-), from partiri ‘divide into parts’.Extra examples The cafe was divided up by glass partitions. There were no partitions between the showers. I could hear him snoring through the thin partition walls. The effects of the partition of Germany can still be seen today. The family had to smash through a glass partition to escape the fire.
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