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Partition may refer to:



  • Partition (law), to divide up a piece of land into separate portions representing the proportionate interests of the tenants. It may also consist of dividing a property with common ownership into identifiable individual ownership.


  • Batch processing: splitting of a single batch job over a large number of processors
  • Disk partitioning: organization of a disk on PC systems
  • RTOS or IMA partitioning: In the case of Integrated Modular Avionics and the use of Real-Time Operating Systems, there are at least four types of partitioning often required: spatial partitioning, temporal partitioning, control partitioning and resource partitioning Using these techniques, high integrity processes are protected from other, or low integrity, processes
  • Hardware Partition, such as IBM LPAR or SUN Logical Domains
  • Logical partition: division of a physical memory into protected areas
  • Partition (database): division of a database into parts


  • List of partition topics
  • Partition of a set, a collection of non-empty subsets such that every element belongs to one and only one of the subsets
  • Partition (number theory), a way to write a positive integer as a sum of other positive integers; the partition function gives the number of different ways to partition a number
  • Multiplicative partition, a way to write an integer greater than 1 as a product of other integers that are also greater than 1.
  • Partition problem, an NP-complete problem: given a set of integers, can the set be partitioned into two subsets with equal sums?
  • A partition of unity is a set of functions whose sum is the constant function
  • Partition of an interval, used in the theory of the Riemann integral and the Riemann-Stieltjes integral


  • Partition (music) — a method of creating segments from sets when the twelve-tone technique is used


Physics and chemistry/biology

Political geography

Notable examples are:


  • Office partitions, which may be used to form cubicles
  • Folding screens such as Byōbu
  • Industrial partitions generally constructed of wire mesh panels. These wire partitions are used to separate and/or secure different zones within an industrial manufacturing or distribution facility.

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1911 encyclopedia

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Definition from Wiktionary, a free dictionary

See also partition


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Partition f. (genitive Partition, plural Partitionen)

  1. (computing) partition (section of a hard disk separately formatted)
  2. (mathematics) partition (collection of non-empty, disjoint subsets of a set whose union is the set itself)


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