par´tial   Pronunciation: pär´shal
a.1.Of, pertaining to, or affecting, a part only; not general or universal; not total or entire; as, a partial eclipse of the moon.
2.Inclined to favor one party in a cause, or one side of a question, more then the other; biased; not indifferent; as, a judge should not be partial.
Ye have been partial in the law.
- Mal. ii. 9.
3.Having a predilection for; inclined to favor unreasonably; foolishly fond.
Not partial to an ostentatious display.
- Sir W. Scott.
4.(Bot.) 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.
Partial differentials
etc. (of a function of two or more variables), the differentials, differential coefficients, differentiation etc., of the function, upon the hypothesis that some of the variables are for the time constant.
Partial fractions
(Alg.) fractions whose sum equals a given fraction.
Partial tones
(Music) the simple tones which in combination form an ordinary tone; the overtones, or harmonics, which, blending with a fundamental tone, cause its special quality of sound, or timbre, or tone color. See, also, Tone.
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
2.partial - a harmonic with a frequency that is a multiple of the fundamental frequency
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"
2.partial - showing favoritism
Synonyms: unfair
impartial, fair - 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"
Synonyms: fond
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Parthian arrow
parti pris
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Partial differential
partial differential equation
Partial Differential Equation LANguage
Partial differentials
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Partial fractions
partial function
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partial ordering
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