partition (something) into (something)

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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 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?
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Thus, a proportion of the total variance of 4% or greater would justify partitioning into 2 groups if subsamples have equal SDs.
In this situation, however, we can surmise that if the total population variance attributable to the genetic polymorphism is <4% it would not be statistically defensible to partition, because partitioning into 3 groups leads to larger uncertainty around cutoffs than seen with 2 groups.
Although the combined effect of these loci is substantial, it would not make sense to partition based on any single variant, and partitioning into hundreds of subgroups defined by 17 loci each with a different effect is not plausible.
Using cone structures for circuit partitioning into FPGA packages.