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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.
See also: off, partition
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 IDR access unit contains information that cannot be partitioned into the three partitions.
Bacillus cereus protease was partitioned in different aqueous two-phase systems composed of PEG and different salts and partition coefficients were determined for each system.
"Partitioned States." Political Geography Quarterly 6 (1987): 151-70.
(10) The Giocoso proper modulates to [P.sub.8], which is partitioned via EP into a 3 x 4 and then a 2 x 6 cross-partition.
The cost to partition a property is based on the attorney's fees and related costs and the time spent waiting to obtain a marketable partitioned interest, which is considered a loss of potential income to the purchaser.
Memory increments are 512 Mb, which isn't very granular, and I/O is only partitioned across two buses.
And the idea that in a generation or so people will come together again through intermarriage or trade runs counter to the experience of partitioned places - Northern Ireland, Palestine, and South Africa.
In this depiction, the genomic sequence database of interest is partitioned and distributed (scattered) amongst a number of cluster computing nodes.
As a result, the ES7000 can be logically partitioned into isolated server environments--dozens of virtual machines executing workloads simultaneously.
In my terminology the norm of the chain is sc 8-20, and the links in the chain are the literal representatives of that partitioned set class.(7) The first link in Example 2.2 is a three-pitch-class set and then a five-pitch-class set; the second, a five-pitch-class set and then a three-pitch-class set; and so on (see the labeled horizontal lines).
The library architecture that best supports mixed use is one that allows libraries to be partitioned easily into different logical or virtual libraries.
In cases where the user's hard disk is partitioned only as one drive, that meant the user could not image their system at all from within Windows.
ADIC and SpectraLogic do not anticipate seeing v irtual partitioned mixed media in lower-end markets, and do not plan to develop for it.
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