[pahr-shuh l] /ˈpɑr ʃəl/
being such in only; not total or general; incomplete:
partial blindness; a partial payment of a debt.
biased or prejudiced in favor of a person, group, side, etc., over another, as in a controversy:
a partial witness.
pertaining to or affecting a .
being a ; component; constituent.
Botany. secondary or subordinate:
a partial umbel.
Acoustics, Music. .
partial to, having a liking or preference for; particularly fond of:
I’m partial to chocolate cake.
relating to only a part; not general or complete: a partial eclipse
biased: a partial judge
(postpositive) foll by to. having a particular liking (for)
(maths) designating or relating to an operation in which only one of a set of independent variables is considered at a time
(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
(maths) a partial derivative
early 15c., “one-sided, biased,” from Old French parcial (14c., Modern French partial), from Medieval Latin partialis “divisible, solitary, partial,” from Latin pars (genitive partis) “part” (see part (n.)). Sense of “not whole, incomplete” is attested from late 14c. Related: Partially (mid-15c. as “incompletely”).
- Partial agglutinin
partial agglutinin par·tial agglutinin (pär’shəl) n. See group agglutinin.
- Partial antigen
partial antigen n. See hapten.
- Partial-birth abortion
[pahr-shuh l-burth] /ˈpɑr ʃəlˈbɜrθ/ noun 1. (term used chiefly by opponents of abortion) .
noun 1. See under . [den-cher] /ˈdɛn tʃər/ noun 1. an artificial replacement of one or several of the teeth (partial denture) or all of the teeth (full denture) of either or both jaws; dental prosthesis. 2. a set of teeth. /ˈdɛntʃə/ noun (usually pl) 1. Also called dental plate, false teeth. a partial or […]