equipartition

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equipartition

[¦e·kwə·pär′tish·ən]
(chemistry)
The condition in a gas where under equal pressure the molecules of the gas maintain the same average distance between each other.
The equal distribution of a compound between two solvents.
The distribution of the atoms in an orderly fashion, such as in a crystal.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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As before, some of these anticipations were stated without much elaboration, such as one teacher's statement: "Other students will be confounded by the idea of halves not having the same shape, and yet still being equal parts of a whole." Here, we infer that the teacher is recalling the transitivity proficiency level, which describes that non-congruent parts of an equipartitioned whole are equivalent, to anticipate.
In one lesson, students equipartitioned a rectangular whole to produce various numbers of parts.

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