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
overtone, partial, partial tone(adj)
a harmonic with a frequency that is a multiple of the fundamental frequency
being or affecting only a part; not total
"a partial description of the suspect"; "partial collapse"; "a partial eclipse"; "a partial monopoly"; "partial immunity"
(followed by `of' or `to') having a strong preference or liking for
"fond of chocolate"; "partial to horror movies"
A partial derivative: a derivative with respect to one independent variable of a function in multiple variables.
An overtone or harmonic.
dentures that replace only some of the natural teeth
Existing as a part or portion; incomplete.
So far, I have only pieced together a partial account of the incident.
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.
Biased in favor of a person, side, or point of view, especially when dealing with a competition or dispute.
The referee is blatantly partial!
Origin: From parcial, from partialis, from .
of, pertaining to, or affecting, a part only; not general or universal; not total or entire; as, a partial eclipse of the moon
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
having a predelection for; inclined to favor unreasonably; foolishly fond
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
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
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
Rank popularity for the word 'Partial' in Adjectives Frequency: #669
The numerical value of Partial in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of Partial in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Some sort of model where there was a partial payment over time could work well.
Without the smile from partial beauty won,
Oh what were man?—a world without a sun.
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.
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.
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.
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Translations for Partial
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- parcialCatalan, Valencian
- partisk, partielDanish
- partiell, teilweise, parteiischGerman
- puolueellinen, osittainenFinnish
- partial, partielFrench
- páirteach, neamhuilíochIrish
- parteiesch, partiell, deelweisLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- partijdig, gedeeltelijk, partieelDutch
- tendencyjny, stronniczy, częściowyPolish
- neobiectiv, parțial, părtinitorRomanian
- предвзятый, частичный, тенденциозныйRussian
- partisk, partial-, partiellSwedish
- từng phầnVietnamese
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