What does Partial mean?

Definitions for Partialˈpɑr ʃəl

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Partial.

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"

Wiktionary

  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 than 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

  5. Origin: [F., fr. LL. partials, fr. L. pars, gen. partis, a part; cf. (for sense 1) F. partiel. See Part, n.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Partial

    pär′shal, adj. relating to a part only: not total or entire: inclined to favour one person or party: having a preference: (bot.) subordinate.—v.t. Par′tialise (Shak.), to render partial.—ns. Par′tialism, the doctrine of the Partialists; Par′tialist, one who holds that the atonement of Christ was made only for a part of mankind; Partial′ity, state or quality of being partial: liking for one thing more than for others.—adv. Par′tially.[Fr.,—Low L. partialis—L. pars, a part.]

British National Corpus

  1. Adjectives Frequency

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

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Partial in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Partial in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Troyen Brennan:

    Some sort of model where there was a partial payment over time could work well.

  2. Alan Marshall Beck:

    No human being is constituted to know the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth and even the best of men must be content with fragment, with partial glimpses, never the full fruition.

  3. Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis:

    Our government is eager to rationalize the pension system (for example, by limiting early retirement), proceed with partial privatization of public assets, ...create a fully independent tax commission.

  4. Charles Baudelaire:

    To be just, that is to say, to justify its existence, criticism should be partial, passionate and political, that is to say, written from an exclusive point of view, but a point of view that opens up the widest horizons.

  5. Alvin Toffler:

    The recognition that no knowledge can be complete, no metaphor entire, is itself humanizing. It counteracts fanaticism. It grants even to adversaries the possibility of partial truth, and to oneself the possibility of error.

Images & Illustrations of Partial


Translations for Partial

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for Partial »

Translation

Find a translation for the Partial definition in other languages:

Select another language:

Discuss these Partial definitions with the community:

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:     


Citation

Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:

Style:MLAChicagoAPA

"Partial." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2017. Web. 29 Jul 2017. <http://www.definitions.net/definition/Partial>.

Are we missing a good definition for Partial? Don't keep it to yourself...

Nearby & related entries:

Alternative searches for Partial:

Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.