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- Rhymes: -ɑː(r)ʃəl
- Existing as a part or portion; incomplete.
- So far, I have only pieced together a partial account of the incident.
- (computer science) Describing a property that holds only when an algorithm terminates.
- It's easy to prove partial correctness, but it's not obvious that it is also totally correct.
- Biased in favor of a person, side, or point of view, especially when dealing with a competition or dispute.
- The referee is blatantly partial!
- (biased): impartial
existing in part
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partial (plural partials)
- (mathematics) A partial derivative: a derivative with respect to one independent variable of a function in multiple variables.
- (music) An overtone or harmonic.
- (dentistry) dentures that replace only some of the natural teeth
- partial in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913
- partial in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911
- partial at OneLook Dictionary Search