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.

    Etymology: From parcial, from partialis, from .

  2. partial(Noun)

    An overtone or harmonic.

    Etymology: From parcial, from partialis, from .

  3. partial(Noun)

    dentures that replace only some of the natural teeth

    Etymology: From parcial, from partialis, from .

  4. partial(Adjective)

    Existing as a part or portion; incomplete.

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

    Etymology: From parcial, from partialis, from .

  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.

    Etymology: From parcial, from partialis, from .

  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!

    Etymology: 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

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

  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

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

  3. Partial(noun)

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

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

  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

    Etymology: [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.]

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

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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. Sarah Riggs Amico:

    Any candidate claiming victory based on partial results is dishonoring the voices of hundreds of thousands of voters who, in good faith, turned in absentee ballots or stood in long lines late into the night in the pouring rain to make their voices heard, dismissing or ignoring valid ballots from these voters is an audacious affront to the entire voting rights movement and takes a page straight from the voter suppression playbook championed by Republicans like( Governor) Brian Kemp and State Brad Raffensperger.

  2. The TSA:

    The perception that this might have occurred as a result of the partial government shutdown would be false, the national unscheduled absence rate of The TSA staff on Thursday, January 3, 2019, was 4.8 % compared to 6.3 % last year, Thursday, January 4, 2018. So in fact, the national call out rate was higher a year ago than this year on that date.

  3. Tim Miller:

    I think Trump is trying to overcompensate for the fact that Jeb was a successful pro-life, tax-cutting, small-government conservative governor, while he was a liberal New York socialite advocating for partial birth abortion, the biggest tax increase in American history and socialized health care.

  4. Michael Bilello:

    To help support our employee's during the 35 days of the lapse in funding, TSA processed partial payments to its frontline employees. Coincidentally, the payment was processed on the very same day the partial shutdown ended. Of the 60,000 employees, unfortunately, 2 % have experienced pay discrepancies, this partial payment was complicated by a payroll process that goes from TSA to the National Finance Center( National Finance Center). TSA leadership assumed this risk and made the best decision given the circumstances and information at the time. TSA has contacted employees with known issues to ensure they are resolved.

  5. Michael Fuchs:

    What United States needs to be looking for right now are genuine steps from North Korea that indicate a willingness to move the process forward. If North Korea is genuinely willing to close down Yongbyon and to allow in inspectors... those are just partial steps, but those are genuine steps forward, the biggest outstanding question still remains -- what price North Korea want to extract from the United States.

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