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partition (something) into (something)

To divide some larger space into multiple smaller spaces. Instead of moving us into a larger office, they're just partitioning the existing space into a bunch of tiny cubicles to fit the new employees. We decided to partition our father's land into three equal sections for each sibling.
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partition (something) off

To separate and isolate a portion or section of a larger space or body by erecting a barrier of some sort around it or between them. Sometimes used figuratively. I finally partitioned my office space off with a proper wall and door to help keep it separate from the rest of the house. We've partitioned off our real estate ventures from the rest of our business because of the volatility of the market recently. I partitioned off a second hard drive on the computer to keep sensitive information secure from hackers.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

partition (something into something)

to divide or separate something into something [smaller]. I will partition this room into two separate spaces. Do you think you can partition this box into four compartments so we can store files by quarter?

partition something off

to divide off a section of something. They planned to partition the basement off. We will partition off a larger area.
See also: off, partition
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

partition off

To divide or separate something by or as if by means of a partition: The construction workers partitioned off each office with drywall. My vacation was almost ruined when my wallet was stolen, but I've partitioned that event off from my memories of the trip.
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs. Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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The Palestinian position towards the partition plan is analyzed in the articles of Mustafa Kabha and Nazier Magally.
Guo, "Hardware/software partition using adaptive ant colony algorithm," Control and Decision, vol.
In the repartitioning process, the partition results in the map phase are divided and combined once again [17].
Primary witness accounts of the partition of the subcontinent have lent insight into an event that caused irreparable damage to millions.
The book has tried to present a balanced view by reporting points of views and stories narrating the human bond actively working to protect the vulnerable Hindus during various events-bloodshed around partition and the riots in the 1950s and 1960s.
The World's Most Dangerous Border looks at how the effects of Partition are still being felt on both sides of the Indo-Pakistan border, while One Week in Summer recreates the tumultuous final days of British rule.
And yet politically partition is back in vogue after a federal solution was roundly rejected at Crans-Montana.
But the biggest effect of partition is definitely the Kashmir issue.
The same problem also affects Nokia's existing devices, while companies like Huawei and Xiaomi already have the separate partitions on many of their smartphones.
Caption: Figure 19: Partition configuration schedule model of MARTE.
This was stated by scholars and historians Dr Tahir Kamran and Ms Anam Zakaria at the discussion on 'Teaching Partition: How to Commemorate the Tragedy' held at the National History Museum, Greater Iqbal Park, here on Saturday.
Each co-owner may demand at any time the partition of the estate, insofar as his share is concerned.
Khaled Ahmed said Manto after partition kept on constantly telling through his writing what to do and what not to do.