Definitions of partial

  1. a harmonic with a frequency that is a multiple of the fundamental frequency Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. Of, pertaining to, or affecting, a part only; not general or universal; not total or entire; as, a partial eclipse of the moon. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. Inclined to favor one party in a cause, or one side of a question, more then the other; baised; not indifferent; as, a judge should not be partial. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. Having a predelection for; inclined to favor unreasonably; foolishly fond. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. Partially. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  7. being or affecting only a part; not total; "a partial description of the suspect"; "partial collapse"; "a partial eclipse"; "a partial monopoly"; "partial immunity" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. 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 Wordnet Dictionary DB
  9. Inclined to favor one side or party; colloquially, having a liking (for); as, she is partial to candy; incomplete. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  10. Relating to a part only: not total or entire: inclined to favor one party: having a preference: (bot.) subordinate. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  11. Relating to a part; not total; inclined to favor one party. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  12. Pertaining to a part only; favoring one side; prejudiced; unfair. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  13. Biassed in favour of one party or side; inclined to favour without reason; affecting a part only; subordinate. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  14. Inclined to favour one party in a cause, or one side of a question, more than another, irrespective of principle or justice; unduly biassed or prejudiced; not general or universal; in familiar language, inclined more strongly towards one thing than another; in bot., applied to a subordinate part in some general arrangement. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for partial

  1. But this is obviously a partial view. – Expositions of Holy Scripture Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus and Numbers by Alexander Maclaren
  2. But you know parents are apt to be a little partial and over fond. – Ten Nights in a Bar Room by T. S. Arthur