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1. <*storage*> A logical section of a disk. Each partition
normally has its own file system. Unix tends to treat
partitions as though they were separate physical entities.

2. <*mathematics*> A division of a set into subsets so that each
of its elements is in exactly one subset.

(1996-12-09)

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