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

 

partition

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//pɑːˈtɪʃn//
 
; NAmE NAmE//pɑːrˈtɪʃn//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they partition
BrE BrE//pɑːˈtɪʃn//
 
; NAmE NAmE//pɑːrˈtɪʃn//
 
he / she / it partitions
BrE BrE//pɑːˈtɪʃnz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//pɑːrˈtɪʃnz//
 
past simple partitioned
BrE BrE//pɑːˈtɪʃnd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//pɑːrˈtɪʃnd//
 
past participle partitioned
BrE BrE//pɑːˈtɪʃnd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//pɑːrˈtɪʃnd//
 
-ing form partitioning
BrE BrE//pɑːˈtɪʃnɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//pɑːrˈtɪʃnɪŋ//
 
 
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[often passive] to divide something into parts partition something to partition a country The country was partitioned a year after the elections. partition something into something The room is partitioned into three sections. Word Origin late Middle English: from Latin partitio(n-), from partiri ‘divide into parts’. Phrasal Verbspartition somethingoff
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