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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.
See also: off, partition

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
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As the best partition magic software alternative, MiniTool Partition Wizard is now upgraded to 9.
The solution supports partition of hard drive and performs more complicated disk management operations, such as resizing/moving partitions, extending system partition, copying partition and disk, repartitioning hard drive, wiping partition and hard drive or merging and splitting partitions.
Their claim is symptomatic of a growing insistence on the importance of the comparative study of partition in the humanities as well as the social sciences, signaled not only by books like Jassal and Ben-Ari's (both are anthropologists), but also within the far more developed field of Indian partition studies, where humanities scholars regularly note the relationship between the partition of the subcontinent and other twentieth-century partitions (Pandey, Remembering Partition 1; Francisco 372; Kaul xiii).
In this paper we consider only those partitions of number n possessing graphical sequence.
The majority of operations are intuitive and don't require in-depth knowledge: simply click on the "disk" (partition) to be managed and choose the required action on the Partitions menu; e.
Lost or accidentally deleted partitions are easily restored with the partition recovery tool.
To number theorists, partitions are among the most tantalizing objects in mathematics.
Each compute node may process one or more application data partitions, depending on node configuration and the application's computation, memory, and I/O requirements.
That said, there is still considerable confusion over how many logical partitions a Squadron box will support.
Triple Systems Capacity, Double Partitions for Boosting Windows Server Consolidation, Introduce Workload Pricing to Align Costs With Customer
Resize partitions for all partition types used by Windows 95/98/NT/ME/2000, DOS and Linux.
Structural components include parts of a building, such as walls, partitions, floors, ceilings, paneling, tiling, windows, doors, cooling and heating system components, plumbing, electrical wiring, lighting fixtures, chimneys, stairs and fire escapes.
Frosted glass panels - instead of drywall partitions - separate the main reception area from the personal work space, thereby providing privacy and a sense of openness.
This book focuses on constraint satisfaction problems related to tree partitioning problems enriched by several additional constraints that restrict the possible partitions topology.
It helps users to resize, move, merge, format, delete and copy partitions in a simple and convenient way under Windows 8.