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.]

British National Corpus

  1. Adjectives Frequency

    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. 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.

  2. The Texas senator:

    Hillary Clinton embraces abortion on demand in all circumstances up until the moment of birth. Partial-birth abortion with taxpayer funding, with no notification for parents in any circumstances -- 91% of Americans say that's nuts, so what do they do, they try to shift it. The war on women wasn't that, it was contraceptives. Now listen, I have been a conservative my entire life. I have never met anybody, any conservative who wants to ban contraceptives.

  3. President Trump:

    House and Senate Republican leaders were hoping to be united on tax reform to avoid a repeat of this summer’s ObamaCare repeal debacle. But that plan will be put to the test as the Senate prepares to unveil its version of the tax bill, which reportedly could eliminate popular state and local tax deductions and include additional changes from the House bill. Any big differences between the competing bills could slow or sideline the legislation, though leaders are aiming for swift passage.‘We did things differently this time because of the health care experience,’ House SpeakerPaul Ryantold Fox News on Sunday. ‘We worked with the Senate ahead of time, from the summer on, to put this bill together.’ Senate Republican leaders reportedly are considering the elimination of the state-and-local tax deductions, while the House is pushing only for a partial rollback and still deliberating in committee.

  4. Troyen Brennan:

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

  5. Holger Schmieding:

    What we are seeing is the service sector holding up comfortably well while the industrial slump has got more room to run and even possibly deepen, this data is not going make recessionary concerns worse, but it also won't make them vanish anytime soon. We are still far away from any stabilization and it could possibly drag on till we see at least a partial trade deal between the U.S. and China.

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