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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 ?
The reader will here find no regions cursed with irremediable barrenness, or blessed with spontaneous fecundity, no perpetual gloom or unceasing sunshine; nor are the nations here described either devoid of all sense of humanity, or consummate in all private and social virtues; here are no Hottentots without religion, polity, or articulate language, no Chinese perfectly polite, and completely skilled in all sciences: he will discover, what will always be discovered by a diligent and impartial inquirer, that wherever human nature is to be found there is a mixture of vice and virtue, a contest of passion and reason, and that the Creator doth not appear partial in his distributions, but has balanced in most countries their particular inconveniences by particular favours.
I cannot help fancying that she is growing partial to my brother.
If, to avoid this consequence, they had attempted a partial enumeration of the exceptions, and described the residue by the general terms, NOT NECESSARY OR PROPER, it must have happened that the enumeration would comprehend a few of the excepted powers only; that these would be such as would be least likely to be assumed or tolerated, because the enumeration would of course select such as would be least necessary or proper; and that the unnecessary and improper powers included in the residuum, would be less forcibly excepted, than if no partial enumeration had been made.
He knows of my being in town, I am certain, from something she said herself; and yet it would seem, by her manner of talking, as if she wanted to persuade herself that he is really partial to Miss Darcy.
It may be that we were the sport of a kind of hallucination brought about by the semi-darkness of the theater and the partial gloom that filled Box Five.
For by deviating in exceptional cases from the normal idiom, the language will gain distinction; while, at the same time, the partial conformity with usage will give perspicuity.
They are our gods: they round and ennoble the most partial and sordid way of living.
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.
She never could have deserved himand nobody but so partial and kind a friend as Miss Woodhouse would have thought it possible.
But as the plan of the convention aims only at a partial union or consolidation, the State governments would clearly retain all the rights of sovereignty which they before had, and which were not, by that act, EXCLUSIVELY delegated to the United States.
Instead of their being "joined in affection" and free from all apprehension of different "interests," envy and jealousy would soon extinguish confidence and affection, and the partial interests of each confederacy, instead of the general interests of all America, would be the only objects of their policy and pursuits.
She liked him the better for being a clergyman, "for she must confess herself very partial to the profession"; and something like a sigh escaped her as she said it.

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