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1 The term used in some operating systems to refer to a static area of memory for use by jobs, and also applied by association to the jobs executed in that area.

2 of a set. See covering.

3 A logical division of a hard disk. Each partition is usually treated as a different disk by the operating system. Partitioning information is held on the disk itself and remains in force until changed.

Subjects: Computing.


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