The word "partition" is a noun that refers to the process or act of dividing anything into smaller parts. It can also refer to something as being a result of such division. A partition can also refer to a physical feature such as a wall of wood or such material that divides a cubicle or a room from the remainder. A partition can also refer to the separating or dividing membrane found in living organisms. In a political sense it refers to the division of a country on ethnic, religious, or other grounds. The word partition is also used as a verb, which means to divide into separate sections, parts or pieces.