partition chromatography

Chromatography in which separation is based mainly on differences between the solubility of the sample components in the stationary phase ( gas chromatography), or on differences between the solubilities of the components in the mobile and stationary phases (liquid chromatography).
PAC, 1993, 65, 819 (Nomenclature for chromatography (IUPAC Recommendations 1993)) on page 826
Orange Book, p. 94