(databases) A division of a database or one of its constituting elements such as tables into separate independent parts.

(set theory) A collection of non-empty, disjointsubsets of a set whose union is the set itself (i.e. all elements of the set are contained in exactly one of the subsets).

“In the planning, there was a division sufficiently large to drown the Egyptian Pharaoh and his legions without a miracle of the parting of the seas.”

“She wondered if she would be less devastated if she hadn't witnessed the parting of her father's soul, but couldn't find a definite answer.”

“The fourth book describes his parting from his wife, his palace, and his station, that he might preach his new doctrines clothed in humble robes.”

partial

(mathematics) A partial derivative: a derivative with respect to one independent variable of a function in multiple variables while holding the other variables constant.

“Self-employed partitioner George Hitchmough, 22, from Belle Vale, had worked on the Pall Mall scheme for five months.”

“The Expedition package encapsulates Synopsys' FPGA Compiler II software and a hierarchical partitioner.”

“This example is used to demonstrate that the performance of the algorithm need not diminish significantly when a mesh partitioner is used to decompose the mesh.”