divide vs partition: What's the difference?

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Which is correct: divide or partition

How to spell divide?

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divideverb

perform a division

divideverb

act as a barrier between; stand between

divideverb

separate into parts or portions

divideverb

force, take, or pull apart

dividenoun

a ridge of land that separates two adjacent river systems

divideverb

make a division or separation

divideverb

come apart

dividenoun

a serious disagreement between two groups of people (typically producing tension or hostility)

partitionverb

divide into parts, pieces, or sections

partitionnoun

the act of dividing or partitioning; separation by the creation of a boundary that divides or keeps apart

partitionverb

separate or apportion into sections

partitionnoun

a vertical structure that divides or separates (as a wall divides one room from another)

partitionnoun

(anatomy) a structure that separates areas in an organism

partitionnoun

(computer science) the part of a hard disk that is dedicated to a particular operating system or application and accessed as a single unit

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