[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”).
- 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.
[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 ; […]