adjective. serving to separate or divide into parts.
noun. word (such a some' orless') that is used to indicate a part as distinct from a whole.
1. Noun, singular or mass When teaching partitive and quotative division, the type of division comes down to the context as described in a word problem. 2. Adjective For example, for partitive division, the teacher can call up four volunteers to the front of the class; each student represents one group.