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Do the noun "partition" and the verb "to partition" by themselves imply disjointness/non-overlapping?

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  • What does your research show you?
    – Lambie
    Commented Jul 2 at 12:16
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    The term is probably only used in maths. 'A partition of a set A is a collection of nonempty disjoint subsets of A whose union is A.' [Scribd] Here, partitions are into disjoint subsets, so 'disjoint partition' is redundant (a tautology with in this case no redeeming feature). Commented Jul 2 at 12:52
  • I asked ChatGPT and it says partitions are always disjoint. In math partitions are always disjoint, but are they in other fields too? Commented Jul 2 at 13:42
  • @GaslightDeceiveSubvert When you searched for "disjoint partition" what did you find?
    – Greybeard
    Commented Jul 2 at 14:44
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    Are you asking about the usage in mathematics, or have you heard this in other contexts? Questions about math terminology are better asked of mathematicians.
    – Stuart F
    Commented Jul 2 at 14:56

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