Definitions for "Partition Table"
Keywords:  mbr, boot, disk, master, logical
When a hard drive is partitioned, the Master Boot Record (MBR) is created. The Partition Table is in the MBR. The Partition Table contains information on how the disk is organized and which partition contains the operating system. The partition with the OS is considered the Active Partition and will be used to start the computer.
list of partitions on a hard disk
a logical division of a hard disk