Technology / Computers / Partition: A portion of a hard disk that functions as a separate unit. A single hard disk can be divided into several partitions, each of which functions as a separate drive and has its own volume name (such as D:, E:, F:, and so on). The purpose is to make the drive more efficient, as the computer can search smaller sections for a specific file rather than the entire drive. The verb to partition refers to the process of dividing the hard drive into partitions.

Other Words for Partition

Partition Adjective Synonyms: separation, division, splitting (up), split-up, partitionment, break-up, breaking up, segmenting, segmentation
Partition Noun Synonyms: (room) divider, (dividing) wall, barrier, screen, separator

Bearing Partition

Business / Construction / Bearing Partition: A partition that supports any vertical load in addition to its own weight. MORE


Technology / Cell Phones / Partitioning: Dividing a spectrum license into two or more geographic areas. MORE

Resource Partitioning

Science / Biology / Resource Partitioning: The division of resources such that a few dominant species exploit most of the available resources while other species divide the remainder; helps explain why a few species are abundant in a community MORE