Separate areas that a formatted hard disk is divided into by issuing a special operating system command. Each partition functions as if it were a separate hard disk drive. Users often partition a hard disk so they can install multiple operating systems on the same hard disk. 7.12
By creating partitions your hard drive is divided into separate drives (partitions). Your hard drive would be C: and each partition thereafter would be in alphabetic sequence (e.g., D:, E:, etc.) Go to Partitions to learn more.
Subdivisions of the data area on a hard disk. Every partition has its own disk drive ID.
'Segments' of your hard drive. Using partitions, you can split your hard drive into space for Linux and Windows at the same time.
Breaking the disk space into areas that are assigned and managed independently. Each application may have appropriate space assigned.