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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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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.
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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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If the court finds that the plaintiff is entitled to partition, it will order the partition of the property and designate the partition method.
IT University assistant professor Dr Yaqoob Bangash said a bloody movement or process of cleansing society from minorities had started during Partition and had not stopped, but had taken the form of a sectarian movement over time.
But we begin with My Family, Partition and Me: India 1947, in which Countryfile presenter Anita Rani learns more about the human impact of Partition through the stories of four British families, including her own.
The Palestinian position towards the partition plan is analyzed in the articles of Mustafa Kabha and Nazier Magally.
Despite this fact, in practice it has been decided that the defendant from the partition action does not have the possibility to appeal the decision by which the request had been denied, as it does not have an interest (Ciobanu, 1972: 549).
8) Both the upsurge of interest and the imperative to forget suggest that now is the ideal moment to: i) evaluate Partition historiography; ii) identify the seminal texts that continue to define the debates; and iii) mark how Partition studies have been influenced by interdisciplinary fields such as studies of violence, memory, and literary analysis.
5, database architects and developers can transparently break time-series data into separate physical partitions, which can be allocated to specific time spans and later ejected from the primary data store once a specific time period has elapsed.
One of the advantages of Vimx Partition Recovery is that it allows me to preview lost files before recovery; it really does me a big favor," said Ella.
The company said that the new version introduces "Aomei Partition 3+2 Concept", that is three innovations, including merge non-contiguous unallocated space to partition, allocate free space from one partition to another and create more partitions even without unallocated space, as well as the freeware Partition Assistant Home Edition, which allows commercial use, and Partition Assistant Lite Edition, which supports Windows Server operating systems.
Om Nanotech can also customize the drives with options for Password protection, invisible partitions and other security features.
Demountable partitions are individual wall panels that can be removed and reinstalled and usually connect to a ceiling grid and to the floor," Reinhart explains.
The company also said it is now giving away its Partition Assistant Professional Edition, originally priced at USD29.
It contends that it is possible to identify distinct genres, plotlines, and esthetic modes within the category of partition literature, specifically the romance, the Bildungsroman, and the fragmented narrative.
lt;p>Each partition appears on your Desktop as an independent disk, and you can even mix and match formatting methods from one partition to the next on the same disk.
There are so many relations and properties of partition functions.