[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
“incompleteness,” 1701, from partial + -ness.
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 ophthalmoplegia
partial ophthalmoplegia n. Ophthalmoplegia involving only one or two of the extrinsic or intrinsic ocular muscles.
noun, Mathematics. 1. a relation defined on a set, having the properties that each element is in relation to itself, the relation is transitive, and if two elements are in relation to each other, the two elements are equal.
noun, Physics, Chemistry. 1. the pressure that a gas in a mixture of gases would exert if it occupied the same volume as the mixture at the same temperature. noun 1. the pressure that a gas, in a mixture of gases, would exert if it alone occupied the whole volume occupied by the mixture partial […]
- Partial product
noun 1. the result obtained when a number is multiplied by one digit of a multiplier partial product A product formed by multiplying the multiplicand by one digit of the multiplier when the multiplier has more than one digit. Partial products are used as intermediate steps in calculating larger products. For example, the product of […]