**Partition** — Par*ti tion, n. [F. partition, L. partitio. See {Part}, v.] 1. The act of parting or dividing; the state of being parted; separation; division; distribution; as, the partition of a kingdom. [1913 Webster] And good from bad find no partition. Shak … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

**Partition of Quebec** — Partition in Quebec politics refers more correctly to the secession of regions of the province of Quebec than to partitions in strictly political sense. It is usually discussed as a possibility in the event of Quebec secession from Canada. It was … Wikipedia

**Partition (number theory)** — Young diagrams associated to the partitions of the positive integers 1 through 8. They are so arranged that images under the reflection about the main diagonal of the square are conjugate partitions. In number theory and combinatorics, a… … Wikipedia

**Partition function (statistical mechanics)** — For other uses, see Partition function (disambiguation). Partition function describe the statistical properties of a system in thermodynamic equilibrium. It is a function of temperature and other parameters, such as the volume enclosing a gas.… … Wikipedia

**Partition of a set** — In mathematics, a partition of a set X is a division of X into non overlapping parts or blocks or cells that cover all of X . More formally, these cells are both collectively exhaustive and mutually exclusive with respect to the set being… … Wikipedia

**Partition regular** — In mathematics, the notion of partition regularity in combinatorics is one approach to explaining when a set system is quite large.Given a set X, a collection of subsets mathbb{S} subset mathcal{P}(X) is called partition regular if for any A in… … Wikipedia

**Partition problem** — In computer science, the partition problem is an NP complete problem. The problem is to decide whether a given multiset of integers can be partitioned into two halves that have the same sum. More precisely, given a multiset S of integers, is… … Wikipedia

**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 of an interval** — In mathematics, a partition, P of an interval [a, b] on the real line is a finite sequence of the form a = x0 < x1 < x2 < ... < xn = b. Such partitions are used in the theory of the Riemann integral, the Riemann–Stieltjes integral and … Wikipedia

**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