### What does **partial** mean?

# Definitions for **partial**

ˈpɑr ʃəlpar·tial

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### 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

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**2**Pythagorean Numerology

The numerical value of partial in Pythagorean Numerology is:

**5**

### Examples of partial in a Sentence

Lies and

**partial**truths complicate life.”Some sort of model where there was a

**partial**payment over time could work well.Our love can be no more

**partial**than Jesus’ love for all those he died to saveWhen we pulled in, the structure was fully engulfed and there was a

**partial**collapse.Without the smile from

**partial**beauty won, Oh what were man?—a world without a sun.

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## Translations for **partial**

### From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

- جزئيArabic
- 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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