how to pronounce partition


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partition is pronounced in three syllables

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An example use of partition in a speech by a native speaker of british english:

“… First Minister and your partition film …”

meanings of partition


  1. That which divides or separates; that by which different things, or distinct parts of the same thing, are separated; boundary; dividing line or space.
  2. A part divided off by walls; an apartment; a compartment.
  3. An action which divides a thing into parts, or separates one thing from another.
  4. The severance of common or undivided interests, particularly in real estate. It may be effected by consent of parties, or by compulsion of law.
  5. A division of a database or one of its constituting elements such as tables into separate independent parts.
  6. A musical score.
  7. A section of a hard disk separately formatted.
  8. An approach to division in which one asks what the size of each part is, rather than (as in quotition) how many parts there are.
  9. The division of a territory into two or more autonomous ones.
  10. A part of something that has been divided.
  11. A collection of non-empty, disjoint subsets of a set whose union is the set itself (i.e. all elements of the set are contained in exactly one of the subsets).
  12. A vertical structure that divides a room.


  1. To divide a region or country into two or more territories with separate political status.
  2. To separate or divide a room by a partition (ex. a wall), often use with off.
  3. To divide something into parts, sections or shares.

partition frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word partition occurs in english on average 4.2 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics partition can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that partition can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

2) communication, information, and media;

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