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Partial meaning

partial - 7 dictionary results

  1. 1. 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. 2. Of, pertaining to, or affecting, a part only; not general or universal; not total or entire; as, a partial eclipse of the moon.
  3. 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.
  4. 4. Having a predelection for; inclined to favor unreasonably; foolishly fond.
  5. 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.
  6. 6. Partiality.
  7. 7. Relating to a part; not total; inclined to favor one party.

partial - examples of usage

  1. But discovering by slow degrees that no organisation can compel, or create a demand for labour at any price, there are now signs on the one hand of acquiescence, and on the other of partial emigration. - "Hodge and His Masters", Richard Jefferies.
  2. The recovery, therefore, is not complete; it is only apparent and partial. - "Special Report on Diseases of Cattle", U.S. Department of Agriculture J.R. Mohler.
  3. It will probably be said, too, by some, that I view England with a partial eye. - "Bracebridge Hall, or The Humorists", Washington Irving.
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