Associations to the word «Partition»


PARTITION, noun. An action which divides a thing into parts, or separates one thing from another.
PARTITION, noun. A part of something that has been divided.
PARTITION, noun. The division of a territory into two or more autonomous ones.
PARTITION, noun. A vertical structure that divides a room.
PARTITION, noun. That which divides or separates; that by which different things, or distinct parts of the same thing, are separated; boundary; dividing line or space.
PARTITION, noun. A part divided off by walls; an apartment; a compartment.
PARTITION, noun. (legal) The severance of common or undivided interests, particularly in real estate. It may be effected by consent of parties, or by compulsion of law.
PARTITION, noun. (computing) A section of a hard disk separately formatted.
PARTITION, noun. (databases) A division of a database or one of its constituting elements such as tables into separate independent parts.
PARTITION, noun. (set theory) A collection of non-empty, disjoint subsets of a set whose union is the set itself (i.e. all elements of the set are contained in exactly one of the subsets).
PARTITION, noun. (music) A musical score.
PARTITION, verb. To divide something into parts, sections or shares
PARTITION, verb. To divide a region or country into two or more territories with separate political status
PARTITION, verb. To separate or divide a room by a partition (ex. a wall), often use with off
PARTITION COEFFICIENT, noun. (chemistry) The ration of the equilibrium concentrations of a solute in two immiscible solvents
PARTITION FUNCTION, noun. (mathematics) generalization of the definition of a partition function in statistical mechanics
PARTITION FUNCTION, noun. (number theory) function that represents the number of possible partitions of a natural number.
PARTITION FUNCTION, noun. (quantum field theory) generalization of the definition of a partition function in statistical mechanics
PARTITION FUNCTION, noun. (statistical mechanics) function \(Z[J]\) that is the generating function of the correlation function
PARTITION FUNCTIONS, noun. Plural of partition function
PARTITION OF UNITY, noun. (mathematics) A collection of non-negative-valued functions defined on a topological space, such that every point has only finitely many nonzero values, and these sum to one.

Dictionary definition

PARTITION, noun. A vertical structure that divides or separates (as a wall divides one room from another).
PARTITION, noun. (computer science) the part of a hard disk that is dedicated to a particular operating system or application and accessed as a single unit.
PARTITION, noun. (anatomy) a structure that separates areas in an organism.
PARTITION, noun. The act of dividing or partitioning; separation by the creation of a boundary that divides or keeps apart.
PARTITION, verb. Divide into parts, pieces, or sections; "The Arab peninsula was partitioned by the British".
PARTITION, verb. Separate or apportion into sections; "partition a room off".

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