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. An EPA official:

    There are coal-fired power plants that have demonstrated partial carbon capture and some are capturing carbon pollution today, showing that the technology works in this application.

  2. Pope Francis:

    There should be no room for opportunistic and cynical efforts to gain small partial results in the short run while shifting equally significant costs and damages to future generations, civilization requires energy.

  3. Kerwin Clayton:

    More multinationals are evaluating their presence in Asia, which is leading to further investments but also some divestitures - or partial divestitures including aligning with a local partner to try to best position the business for the future.

  4. Enrico Vaccari:

    Shares in Europe are seeing a partial recovery, but volumes are low as caution remains following last week's uncertain message from the Federal Reserve, european markets trade at a discount to the United States and this in the medium term should convince investors to buy.

  5. Nobuhiko Kuramochi:

    Investors are starting to price in the possibility of re-acceleration in the global economy next year. So far this month China has taken steps to support the economy, and U.S. and European central banks eased policy, there are hopes of an interim or partial trade deal between China as U.S. President Trump will need to shore up the economy next year before the election.

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