A key which identifies a subset of a set of information items (e.g. database “records”), and which could narrow the subset to one item if other partial key(s) were combined with it.
[pahr-shuh l] /ˈpɑr ʃəl/ adjective 1. being such in only; not total or general; incomplete: partial blindness; a partial payment of a debt. 2. biased or prejudiced in favor of a person, group, side, etc., over another, as in a controversy: a partial witness. 3. pertaining to or affecting a . 4. being a ; […]
- Partially dominant
partially dominant (pär’shə-lē) Relating to two alleles of a gene pair in a heterozygote that are both fully expressed. When alleles for both white and red are present in a carnation, for example, the result is a pink carnation, since both alleles are partially dominant.
- Partially hydrogenated oil
noun a liquid oil which has only been through partial hydrogenation and is semi-solid with a consistency like butter See hydrogenated oil Usage Note cooking
noun, Mathematics. 1. a set in which a relation as “less than or equal to” holds for some pairs of elements of the set, but not for all.