Par"ting(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.
2. A separation; a leave-taking.
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The life from out young hearts.
3. A surface or line of separation where a division occurs.
(Founding) The surface of the sand of one section of a mold where it meets that of another section.
(Chem.) The separation and determination of alloys; esp., the separation, as by acids, of gold from silver in the assay button.
(Geol.) A joint or fissure, as in a coal seam.
(Naut.) The breaking, as of a cable, by violence.
(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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