## PARTITION

### Partition

In number theory and combinatorics, a**partition**of a positive integer

*n*, also called an

**integer partition**, is a way of writing

*n*as a sum of positive integers. Two sums that differ only in the order of their summands are considered to be the same partition; if order matters then the sum becomes a composition. For example, 4 can be partitioned in five distinct ways:

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### partition

#### Noun

- An action which divides a thing into parts, or separates one thing from another.
- A part of something that has been divided.
- The division of a territory into two or more autonomous ones.
- ''Monarchies where
**partition**isn't prohibited risk weakening trough parcellation and civil wars between the heirs

- ''Monarchies where
- A vertical structure that divides a room.
*a brick***partition**; lath and plaster**partitions**

- That which divides or separates; that by which different things, or distinct parts of the same thing, are separated; boundary; dividing line or space.
- A part divided off by walls; an apartment; a compartment.
- The severance of common or undivided interests, particularly in real estate. It may be effected by consent of parties, or by compulsion of law.
- A section of a hard disk separately formatted.
- A division of a database or one of its constituting elements such as tables into separate independent parts.
- 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).
- A musical score.

#### Verb

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

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