[pahr-shee-al-i-tee, pahr-shal-] /ˌpɑr ʃiˈæl ɪ ti, pɑrˈʃæl-/
noun, plural partialities.
the state or character of being .
a favorable bias or prejudice:
the partiality of parents for their own children.
a special fondness, preference, or liking (usually followed by to or for):
a partiality for country living.
noun (pl) -ties
favourable prejudice or bias
(usually foll by for) liking or fondness
the state or condition of being partial
“one-sidedness,” early 15c., from Middle French parcialité, from Medieval Latin partialitatem (nominative partialitas), from partialis (see partial).
/ˈpærɪtʃ; ˈpɑːr-/ noun 1. a Scot word for porridge
[par-is] /ˈpær ɪs/ noun 1. a U.S. Marine Corps base, recruit depot, and training station in SE South Carolina, SW of Beaufort and S of Port Royal Island.
- Partial key
database 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. (1997-04-26)
[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 ; […]