Partition vs Baffle - What's the difference?
As nouns the difference between partition and baffle
is that partition
is partition (section of a hard disk separately formatted) while baffle
is a device used to dampen the effects of such things as sound, light, or fluid specifically, a baffle is a surface which is placed inside an open area to inhibit direct motion from one part to another, without preventing motion altogether.
As a verb baffle is
(obsolete) to publicly disgrace, especially of a recreant knight.
An action which divides a thing into parts, or separates one thing from another.
A part of something that has been divided.
The division of a territory into two or more autonomous ones.
- And good from bad find no partition .
A vertical structure that divides a room.
- ''Monarchies where partition isn't prohibited risk weakening trough parcellation and civil wars between the heirs
That which divides or separates; that by which different things, or distinct parts of the same thing, are separated; boundary; dividing line or space.
- a brick partition'''; lath and plaster '''partitions
A part divided off by walls; an apartment; a compartment.
- No sight could pass / Betwixt the nice partitions of the grass.
(legal) The severance of common or undivided interests, particularly in real estate. It may be effected by consent of parties, or by compulsion of law.
(computing) A section of a hard disk separately formatted.
(databases) A division of a database or one of its constituting elements such as tables into separate independent parts.
(set theory) A collection of non-empty, disjoint subsets of a set whose union is the set itself (i.e. all elements of the set are contained in exactly one of the subsets).
(music) A musical score.
- Lodged in a small partition .
* (set theory) The elements of the collection are sometimes called the blocks or parts of the partition.
To divide something into parts, sections or shares
To divide a region or country into two or more territories with separate political status
To separate or divide a room by a partition (ex. a wall), often use with off
(obsolete) To publicly disgrace, especially of a recreant knight.
* 1596 , (Edmund Spenser), The Faerie Queene , VI.7:
(obsolete) To hoodwink or deceive (someone).
- He by the heeles him hung upon a tree, / And baffuld so, that all which passed by / The picture of his punishment might see […].
To bewilder completely; to confuse or perplex.
- I am baffled by the contradictions and omissions in the instructions.
* John Locke
- calculations so difficult as to have baffled , until within a recent period, the most enlightened nations
- The mere intricacy of a question should not baffle us.
- the art that baffles time's tyrannic claim
To struggle in vain.
- a suitable scripture ready to repel and baffle them all
- A ship baffles with the winds.
* See also
A device used to dampen the effects of such things as sound, light, or fluid. Specifically, a baffle is a surface which is placed inside an open area to inhibit direct motion from one part to another, without preventing motion altogether.
An architectural feature designed to confuse enemies or make them vulnerable.
- Tanker trucks use baffles to keep the liquids inside from sloshing around.