- a mode of separating a positive whole number into a sum of positive whole numbers.
- the decomposition of a set into disjoint subsets whose union is the original set: A partition of the set (1, 2, 3, 4, 5) is the collection of subsets (1), (2, 3), (4), and (5).
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For face-to-face teaching, engineering measures such as ventilation, partition shields and filtration units can directly remove particles from the air.When COVID-19 Superspreaders Are Talking, Where You Sit In The Room Matters|LGBTQ-Editor|October 11, 2020|No Straight News
Yes, there was a sign on the door indicating masking was required, and plexiglass partitions had been placed at checkout counters.To retain customers, businesses need to make them feel as safe as possible. Here’s how|jakemeth|October 2, 2020|Fortune
Checkout clerks scanned your items from behind a plexiglass partition and placed them back in your cart.To retain customers, businesses need to make them feel as safe as possible. Here’s how|jakemeth|October 2, 2020|Fortune
Called sneeze guards or partitions, such barriers help limit someone’s exhaled virus from spreading to another.Here’s how COVID-19 is changing classes this year|Bethany Brookshire|September 8, 2020|Science News For Students
All of this change is costing brands a lot as more staff are needed for increased sanitization, partitions and other safety barriers are installed, hand sanitizer is provided, and more.SEO in the second half of 2020: Five search opportunities to act on now|Jim Yu|August 17, 2020|Search Engine Watch
In short, Pakistan is an aggrieved state that got the short end of the stick when Partition happened.CIA Agents Assess: How Real Is ‘Homeland’?|Chuck Cogan, John MacGaffin|December 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He joins Donohue in flanking the man as he disappears behind a partition and from camera view.Synagogue Slay: When Cops Have to Kill|Michael Daly|December 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Inside, piled desks covered in sheets in the hallways partition makeshift rooms for the families.Israel Is Minting the Next Generation of Hate|Jesse Rosenfeld|July 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But of course no one in Moscow has anything to do with the “little green men” trying to partition Ukraine.Putin Is Just Getting Started in Ukraine|Michael Weiss|June 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He has called the 1947 partition the “biggest blunder in history” and advocates peace with India.Altaf Hussain Finally Arrested in London; Can His MQM Be Neutralized?|Bruce Riedel|June 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Down there in the office, while I stood behind a partition and nobody saw me—I would hide anywhere to keep out of a quarrel!Dorothy at Skyrie|Evelyn Raymond
It was such a partition as is effected by hacking a living man limb from limb.
The partition planned at Loo was the partition of an ill governed empire which was not a nation.
The partition planned at Loo was therefore the very opposite of the partition of Poland.
One wound the partition would undoubtedly have inflicted, a wound on the Castilian pride.
British Dictionary definitions for partition
- the division of a class into a number of disjoint and exhaustive subclasses
- such a set of subclasses
Derived forms of partitionpartitioner or partitionist, noun
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Cultural definitions for partition
A division of a nation or territory into two or more nations. Cyprus, Germany, India, Ireland, Korea, Palestine, and Vietnam are notable examples of countries that have undergone partition.