partition something off


partition something off
parˌtition sthˈoff derived
to separate one area, one part of a room, etc. from another with a wall or screen
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  • partition — par‧ti‧tion [pɑːˈtɪʆn ǁ pər , pɑːr ] noun [countable] 1. a thin wall that divides one part of a large room from another, for example in an open plan office: • glass partitions 2. COMPUTING one of the parts that a computer’s memory, such as a… …   Financial and business terms

  • partition — [pär tish′ən] n. [ME particioune < L partitio] 1. a parting or being parted; division into parts; separation; apportionment 2. something that separates or divides, as an interior wall dividing one room from another 3. a part or section;… …   English World dictionary

  • partition — partitionable, adj. partitionary, adj. partitioner, partitionist, n. partitionment, n. /pahr tish euhn, peuhr /, n. 1. a division into or distribution in portions or shares. 2. a separation, as of two or more things. 3. something that separates… …   Universalium

  • partition — par•ti•tion [[t]pɑrˈtɪʃ ən, pər [/t]] n. 1) a division into or distribution in portions or shares 2) a separation, as of two or more things 3) something that separates or divides 4) a part, division, or section 5) bui an interior wall or barrier… …   From formal English to slang

  • partition — I. noun Date: 15th century 1. the action of parting ; the state of being parted ; division 2. something that divides; especially an interior dividing wall 3. one of the parts or sections of a whole II. transitive verb …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • separate off — verb partition by means of a divider, such as a screen screen off this part of the room • Syn: ↑screen off • Hypernyms: ↑partition, ↑zone • Verb Frames: Somebody s something * * * …   Useful english dictionary

  • divide off — PHRASAL VERB If something divides an area off, it forms a barrier that keeps it separate from another area. [V P n (not pron)] ...a bamboo partition dividing off another room for the girls. [Also V n P] …   English dictionary

  • screen off — verb partition by means of a divider, such as a screen screen off this part of the room • Syn: ↑separate off • Hypernyms: ↑partition, ↑zone • Verb Frames: Somebody s something * …   Useful english dictionary

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