Definitions for Partialˈpɑr ʃəl

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

par•tialˈpɑr ʃəl(adj.)

  1. being such in part only; incomplete:

    partial payment.

  2. biased or prejudiced in favor of one person, group, side, etc., over another:

    The judge was partial.

  3. pertaining to or affecting a part.

  4. being a part; component; constituent.

  5. (n.)one of the pure tones forming part of a complex tone.

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Idioms for partial:

  1. partial to,favoring; especially fond of.

    Category: Idiom

Origin of partial:

1375–1425; late ME parcial biased, particular < MF < LL partiālis pertaining to a part = L parti- (s. of pars) part+-ālis -al1


Princeton's WordNet

  1. partial derivative, partial(noun)

    the derivative of a function of two or more variables with respect to a single variable while the other variables are considered to be constant

  2. overtone, partial, partial tone(adj)

    a harmonic with a frequency that is a multiple of the fundamental frequency

  3. partial(adj)

    being or affecting only a part; not total

    "a partial description of the suspect"; "partial collapse"; "a partial eclipse"; "a partial monopoly"; "partial immunity"

  4. partial(adj)

    showing favoritism

  5. fond(p), partial(p)(adj)

    (followed by `of' or `to') having a strong preference or liking for

    "fond of chocolate"; "partial to horror movies"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. partial(adjective)ˈpɑr ʃəl

    not complete or whole

    partial loss of vision

  2. partialˈpɑr ʃəl

    ≠ impartial

    a partial witness

  3. partialˈpɑr ʃəl

    fond of

    I'm partial to a glass of wine with dinner.


  1. partial(Noun)

    A partial derivative: a derivative with respect to one independent variable of a function in multiple variables.

  2. partial(Noun)

    An overtone or harmonic.

  3. partial(Noun)

    dentures that replace only some of the natural teeth

  4. partial(Adjective)

    Existing as a part or portion; incomplete.

    So far, I have only pieced together a partial account of the incident.

  5. partial(Adjective)

    Describing a property that holds only when an algorithm terminates.

    It's easy to prove partial correctness, but it's not obvious that it is also totally correct.

  6. partial(Adjective)

    Biased in favor of a person, side, or point of view, especially when dealing with a competition or dispute.

    The referee is blatantly partial!

  7. Origin: From parcial, from partialis, from .

Webster Dictionary

  1. Partial(noun)

    of, pertaining to, or affecting, a part only; not general or universal; not total or entire; as, a partial eclipse of the moon

  2. Partial(noun)

    inclined to favor one party in a cause, or one side of a question, more then the other; baised; not indifferent; as, a judge should not be partial

  3. Partial(noun)

    having a predelection for; inclined to favor unreasonably; foolishly fond

  4. Partial(noun)

    pertaining to a subordinate portion; as, a compound umbel is made up of a several partial umbels; a leaflet is often supported by a partial petiole

British National Corpus

  1. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Partial' in Adjectives Frequency: #669

Anagrams of Partial

  1. patrial

Translations for Partial

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


not complete; in part only

a partial success; partial payment.

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