### What does **Partial** mean?

## Definitions for **Partial**ˈpɑr ʃəl

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

### Princeton's WordNet

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

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"

partial(adj)

showing favoritism

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

partial(Noun)

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

partial(Noun)

An overtone or harmonic.

partial(Noun)

dentures that replace only some of the natural teeth

partial(Adjective)

Existing as a part or portion; incomplete.

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

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.

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!

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

### Webster Dictionary

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

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

Partial(noun)

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

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

**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

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

Adjectives Frequency

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

### Anagrams for Partial »

patrial

### Numerology

Chaldean Numerology

The numerical value of Partial in Chaldean Numerology is:

**2**Pythagorean Numerology

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.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.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.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.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

- частко́выBelarusian
- parcialCatalan, Valencian
- částečnýCzech
- partisk, partielDanish
- partiell, teilweise, parteiischGerman
- parcialSpanish
- puolueellinen, osittainenFinnish
- partial, partielFrench
- páirteach, neamhuilíochIrish
- parzialeItalian
- parteiesch, partiell, deelweisLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- partijdig, gedeeltelijk, partieelDutch
- tendencyjny, stronniczy, częściowyPolish
- parcialPortuguese
- neobiectiv, parțial, părtinitorRomanian
- предвзятый, частичный, тенденциозныйRussian
- partisk, partial-, partiellSwedish
- บางส่วนThai
- từng phầnVietnamese

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