partition : /pɑːˈtɪʃən/

n

  1. a division into parts; separation

  2. something that separates, such as a large screen dividing a room in two

  3. a part or share

  4. a division of a country into two or more separate nations

  5. a division of property, esp realty, among joint owners

vb (transitive)

  1. (often followed by off) to separate or apportion into sections: to partition a room off with a large screen