What does partial mean?

Definitions for partial
ˈpɑr ʃəlpar·tial

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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

Examples of partial in a Sentence

  1. Janvier Chouteu-Chando:

    Lies and partial truths complicate life.”

  2. Troyen Brennan:

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

  3. Francis Cardinal George, OMI:

    Our love can be no more partial than Jesus’ love for all those he died to save

  4. Brian Michelli:

    When we pulled in, the structure was fully engulfed and there was a partial collapse.

  5. Thomas Campbell:

    Without the smile from partial beauty won, Oh what were man?—a world without a sun.

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