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partition

[ pahr-tish-uhn, per- ]
/ pɑrˈtɪʃ ən, pər- /
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noun
verb (used with object)
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Origin of partition

1400–50; late Middle English <Latin partītiōn- (stem of partītiō) division, equivalent to partīt(us) past participle of partīrī to divide (see party) + -iōn--ion

synonym study for partition

1. See division.

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British Dictionary definitions for partition

partition
/ (pɑːˈtɪʃən) /

noun
verb (tr)

Derived forms of partition

partitioner or partitionist, noun

Word Origin for partition

C15: via Old French from Latin partītiō, from partīre to divide
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Cultural definitions for partition

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.

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