(prt"ng), n. 1. The act of parting or dividing; the state of being parted; division; separation. "The parting of the way." Ezek. xxi. 21.
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2. A separation; a leave-taking. Shak.
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And there were sudden partings, such as press
The life from out young hearts.
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3. A surface or line of separation where a division occurs.
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4. (Founding) The surface of the sand of one section of a mold where it meets that of another section.
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5. (Chem.) The separation and determination of alloys; esp., the separation, as by acids, of gold from silver in the assay button.
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6. (Geol.) A joint or fissure, as in a coal seam.
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7. (Naut.) The breaking, as of a cable, by violence.
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8. (Min.) Lamellar separation in a crystallized mineral, due to some other cause than cleavage, as to the presence of twinning lamell.
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