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par·tial

 (pär′shəl)
adj.
1. Of, relating to, being, or affecting only a part; not total; incomplete: The plan calls for partial deployment of missiles. The police have only a partial description of the suspect.
2. Favoring one person or side over another or others; biased or prejudiced: a decision that was partial to the plaintiff.
3. Having a particular liking or fondness for something or someone: partial to spicy food.
4. Mathematics Of or being operations or sequences of operations, such as differentiation and integration, when applied to only one of several variables at a time.
n.
1. Music See harmonic.
2. Mathematics A partial derivative.

[Middle English parcial, from Old French, from Late Latin partiālis, from Latin pars, part-, part; see part.]

par′tial·ness n.

partial

(ˈpɑːʃəl)
adj
1. relating to only a part; not general or complete: a partial eclipse.
2. biased: a partial judge.
3. (foll by: to) having a particular liking (for)
4. (Botany) botany
a. constituting part of a larger structure: a partial umbel.
b. used for only part of the life cycle of a plant: a partial habitat.
c. (of a parasite) not exclusively parasitic
5. (Mathematics) maths designating or relating to an operation in which only one of a set of independent variables is considered at a time
n
6. (Music, other) music acoustics Also called: partial tone any of the component tones of a single musical sound, including both those that belong to the harmonic series of the sound and those that do not
7. (Mathematics) maths a partial derivative
[C15: from Old French parcial, from Late Latin partiālis incomplete, from Latin pars part]
ˈpartially adv
ˈpartialness n
Usage: Partially and partly are to some extent interchangeable, but partly should be used when referring to a part or parts of something: the building is partly (not partially) of stone, while partially is preferred for the meaning to some extent: his mother is partially (not partly) sighted

par•tial

(ˈpɑr ʃəl)

adj.
1. being such in part only; incomplete: partial payment.
2. biased or prejudiced in favor of one person, group, side, etc., over another: The judge was partial.
3. pertaining to or affecting a part.
4. being a part; component; constituent.
n.
5. one of the pure tones forming part of a complex tone.
Idioms:
partial to, favoring; especially fond of.
[1375–1425; late Middle English parcial biased, particular < Middle French < Late Latin partiālis pertaining to a part = Latin parti- (s. of pars) part + -ālis -al1]
par′tial•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.partial - 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
derivative, derived function, differential, differential coefficient, first derivative - the result of mathematical differentiation; the instantaneous change of one quantity relative to another; df(x)/dx
2.partial - a harmonic with a frequency that is a multiple of the fundamental frequency
harmonic - a tone that is a component of a complex sound
Adj.1.partial - being or affecting only a part; not total; "a partial description of the suspect"; "partial collapse"; "a partial eclipse"; "a partial monopoly"; "partial immunity"
incomplete, uncomplete - not complete or total; not completed; "an incomplete account of his life"; "political consequences of incomplete military success"; "an incomplete forward pass"
2.partial - showing favoritismpartial - showing favoritism      
unfair, unjust - not fair; marked by injustice or partiality or deception; "used unfair methods"; "it was an unfair trial"; "took an unfair advantage"
impartial - showing lack of favoritism; "the cold neutrality of an impartial judge"
3.partial - (followed by `of' or `to') having a strong preference or liking for; "fond of chocolate"; "partial to horror movies"
inclined - (often followed by `to') having a preference, disposition, or tendency; "wasn't inclined to believe the excuse"; "inclined to be moody"

partial

adjective
1. incomplete, limited, unfinished, imperfect, fragmentary, uncompleted Their policy only met with partial success.
incomplete complete, full, whole, total, entire
2. biased, prejudiced, discriminatory, partisan, influenced, unfair, one-sided, unjust, predisposed, tendentious Some of the umpiring in the tournament was partial.
biased objective, impartial, unbiased, unprejudiced
be partial to have a liking for, care for, be fond of, be keen on, be taken with, have a soft spot for, have a weakness for I am partial to red wine.

partial

adjective
1. Relating to or affecting only a part; not total:
2. Disposed to favor one over another:
Translations
جُزْئيجُزْئِيٌمُتَحَيِّز، مولَع بِ
částečnýmající v oblibě
delvisholde af
osittainenpuolueellinen
djelomičan
részleges
ekki fullkominnsem er mikiî fyrir
部分的な
부분적인
mėgstantisturintis silpnybę
daļējskārsneobjektīvs
čiastočnýmajúci v obľube
delen
partiellpartisk
ซึ่งเป็นบางส่วน
dayanamayan-e düşküneksikkısmitam olmayan
một phần

partial

[ˈpɑːʃəl] ADJ
1. (= not complete) → parcial
2. (= biased) → parcial (towards hacia)
3. to be partial to sth (= like) → tener debilidad por algo
he's partial to a cigar after dinnerle gusta fumarse un puro después de cenar

partial

[ˈpɑːrʃəl] adj
(= not complete) [support, success, ban, blindness] → partiel(le)
(= biased) → partial(e)
to be partial to sth (= like) → avoir un faible pour qch

partial

adj
(= not complete)Teil-, partiell (geh), → teilweise; paralysis, eclipseteilweise, partiell; a partial successein Teilerfolg m, → ein teilweiser Erfolg; to make a partial recoveryeine teilweise Erholung or Genesung durchmachen; to give something partial supporteine Sache teilweise unterstützen; to reach a partial agreementteilweise Übereinstimmung erzielen
(= biased)voreingenommen; judgementparteiisch
to be partial to somethingeine Vorliebe or Schwäche für etw haben; after a while I became rather partial to itnach einiger Zeit hatte ich eine ziemliche Vorliebe dafür entwickelt; to be partial to doing somethingeine Vorliebe or Schwäche dafür haben, etw zu tun

partial

[ˈpɑːʃl] adj (gen) → parziale
to be in partial agreement → essere parzialmente or in parte d'accordo
to be partial to sth (like) → avere un debole per qc

partial

(ˈpaːʃəl) adjective
1. not complete; in part only. a partial success; partial payment.
2. having a liking for (a person or thing). He is very partial to cheese.
ˌpartiˈality (-ʃiˈӕləti) noun
1. a liking for. He has a partiality for cheese.
2. the preferring of one person or side more than another. He could not help showing his partiality for/towards his own team.

partial

جُزْئِيٌ částečný delvis teilweise μερικός parcial osittainen partiel djelomičan parziale 部分的な 부분적인 gedeeltelijk delvis częściowy parcial частичный partiell ซึ่งเป็นบางส่วน kısmi một phần 部分的

partial

a. parcial;
adv. parcialmente, decidido en partes.

partial

adj parcial
References in classic literature ?
We are too partial, but the praise and blame of outsiders will prove useful, even if she gets but little money.
To answer your question," said Professor Bumper, "I will say that I have made partial arrangements for men and animals, and boats if it is found feasible to use them.
He had been as cheerful, no doubt, while alone with Phoebe, but never with such tokens of acute, although partial intelligence.
When I stand among these mighty Leviathan skeletons, skulls, tusks, jaws, ribs, and vertebrae, all characterized by partial resemblances to the existing breeds of sea-monsters; but at the same time bearing on the other hand similar affinities to the annihilated antichronical Leviathans, their incalculable seniors; I am, by a flood, borne back to that wondrous period, ere time itself can be said to have begun; for time began with man.
This influence had become more harassing and decided, since partial insanity had given a strange, weird, unsettled cast to all her words and language.
I confess that I am partial to these wild fancies, which transcend the order of time and development.
The water is running water, and changes all the time, else a patient with a ringworm might take the bath with only a partial success, since, while he was ridding himself of the ringworm, he might catch the itch.
I love the pure, peaceable, and impar- tial Christianity of Christ: I therefore hate the cor- rupt, slaveholding, women-whipping, cradle-plunder- ing, partial and hypocritical Christianity of this land.
She felt herself a most fortunate woman; and she had lived long enough to know how fortunate she might well be thought, where the only regret was for a partial separation from friends whose friendship for her had never cooled, and who could ill bear to part with her.
The high downs which invited them from almost every window of the cottage to seek the exquisite enjoyment of air on their summits, were a happy alternative when the dirt of the valleys beneath shut up their superior beauties; and towards one of these hills did Marianne and Margaret one memorable morning direct their steps, attracted by the partial sunshine of a showery sky, and unable longer to bear the confinement which the settled rain of the two preceding days had occasioned.
When I was as old as you, I was a feeling fellow enough, partial to the unfledged, unfostered, and unlucky; but Fortune has knocked me about since: she has even kneaded me with her knuckles, and now I flatter myself I am hard and tough as an India-rubber ball; pervious, though, through a chink or two still, and with one sentient point in the middle of the lump.
The difference between him and the others forced me to be less partial.

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