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ˈpɑr ʃəlpar·tial

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. partial derivative, partialnoun

    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 toneadjective

    a harmonic with a frequency that is a multiple of the fundamental frequency

  3. partialadjective

    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. partialadjective

    showing favoritism

  5. fond(p), partial(p)adjective

    (followed by `of' or `to') having a strong preference or liking for

    "fond of chocolate"; "partial to horror movies"

Wiktionary

  1. partialnoun

    A partial derivative: a derivative with respect to one independent variable of a function in multiple variables.

  2. partialnoun

    An overtone or harmonic.

  3. partialnoun

    dentures that replace only some of the natural teeth

  4. partialadjective

    Existing as a part or portion; incomplete.

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

  5. partialadjective

    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. partialadjective

    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. Etymology: From parcial, from partialis, from.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. PARTIALadjective

    Etymology: partial, French.

    Ye have not kept my ways, but have been partial in the law. Mal. ii. 9.

    Self-love will make men partial to themselves and friends, and ill nature, passion, and revenge will carry them too far in punishing others; and hence, God hath appointed governments to restrain the partiality and violence of men. John Locke.

    Authors are partial to their wit, ’tis true,
    But are not criticks to their judgment too. Alexander Pope.

    In these, one may be sincerer to a reasonable friend, than to a fond and partial parent. Alexander Pope.

    If we compare these partial dissolutions of the earth with an universal dissolution, we may as easily conceive an universal deluge from an universal dissolution, as a partial deluge from a partial. Thomas Burnet, Theory of the Earth.

    That which weakens religion, will at length destroy it; for the weakening of a thing is only a partial destruction of it. Robert South, Sermons.

    All discord, harmony, not understood;
    All partial evil, universal good. Alexander Pope.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Partialnoun

    of, pertaining to, or affecting, a part only; not general or universal; not total or entire; as, a partial eclipse of the moon

  2. Partialnoun

    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. Partialnoun

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

  4. Partialnoun

    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. 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. 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.

  2. David Hendler:

    It's a partial clean-up.

  3. Finance Minister Michel Sapin:

    So far, the strikes have been partial and limited to sectors, i don't see any substantial impact on activities.

  4. Alan Marshall Beck:

    No human being is constituted to know the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth and even the best of men must be content with fragment, with partial glimpses, never the full fruition.

  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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