Term:Partitioning

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GAO-09-232G

Partitioning - Process of physically or logically separating different functions such as applications, security and communication activities. Separation may be accomplished by using different computers, different central processing units, different instances of the operating systems, different network addresses, or combinations of these methods.

NIST SP 800-111

Partitioning - The act of logically dividing a media into portions that function as separate units.