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partition

por ti shuhn

  • n  a vertical structure that divides or separates (as a wall divides one room from another)
  • n  (computer science) the part of a hard disk that is dedicated to a particular operating system or application and accessed as a single unit
  • n  (anatomy) a structure that separates areas in an organism
  • n  the act of dividing or partitioning; separation by the creation of a boundary that divides or keeps apart
  • v  divide into parts, pieces, or sections
    The Arab peninsula was partitioned by the British
  • v  separate or apportion into sections
    partition a room off

  • They regarded partition in its present form as so outrageous that there was no alternative.
  • One year after the partition of India and the birth of Pakistan, he was dead from cancer at age 71.
  • For his known opposition to partition, Henderson had been the target for Zionist attacks before.
News & Articles

  • Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams calls for a United Ireland referendum and poll on border
    ‘Partition has failed the people of this island. It is uneconomic, unjust and inefficient.’
    June 29, 2013 - Irish Central
  • Thieves strike single mom’s liquor store and sex shop
    HOUSTON -- Never before have you seen a liquor store like the little shop owned by Carrie Morris. “It’s unlike any store you’ll ever go to in Texas,” she bragged. Walk past the bottles of booze lining the shelves along the narrow aisles and you’ll see a sign directing you to the smoke shop and sex store. Behind a partition sit displays of adult toys, smoking novelties and pornographic videos. “I ...
    June 29, 2013 - KHOU 11 Houston
  • Lindsay Lohan's first hours in jail (VIDEO)
    Lindsay Lohan received her first visitor in jail, her attorney Shawn Chapman Holley. With a thick glass partition separating them, Lohan spoke tearfully about her ordeal.
    June 29, 2013 - Irish Central
Quotes

  • President Bush in New York Times
    The prime minister made clear that splitting his country into parts, as some have suggested, is not what the Iraqi people want, and that any partition in Iraq would only lead to an increase of sectarian violence,Mr. Bush said, adding, "I agree."
  • Jaswant Singh in Indian Express
    I think we have misunderstood Jinnah because we needed to create a demon. We needed a demon because in the 20th century the most telling event in the subcontinent was the partition of the country,Singh said.
  • Hoshyar Zebari in Reuters UK
    This could produce a civil war, partition of the country and a regional war. We might see the country collapse,Foreign Minister Hoshiyar Zebari, a Kurd, told a news conference when asked about the newspaper report.

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