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Definition of Partition
PartitionPartition Par*ti"tion, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Partitioned; p.
pr. & vb. n. Partitioning.]
1. To divide into parts or shares; to divide and distribute;
as, to partition an estate among various heirs.
2. To divide into distinct parts by lines, walls, etc.; as,
to partition a house.
Uniform without, though severally partitioned
within. --Bacon. PartitionPartition Par*ti"tion, n. [F. partition, L. partitio. See
1. The act of parting or dividing; the state of being parted;
separation; division; distribution; as, the partition of a
And good from bad find no partition. --Shak.
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
No sight could pass Betwixt the nice partitions of
the grass. --Dryden.
3. A part divided off by walls; an apartment; a compartment.
[R.] ``Lodged in a small partition.' --Milton.
4. (Law.) 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. (Mus.) A score.
Partition of numbers (Math.), the resolution of integers
into parts subject to given conditions. --Brande & C.
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