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see synonyms of partial


1. partial, partial derivative

the derivative of a function of two or more variables with respect to a single variable while the other variables are considered to be constant

2. overtone, partial, partial tone

a harmonic with a frequency that is a multiple of the fundamental frequency


3. partial

being or affecting only a part; not total

Example Sentences:
'a partial description of the suspect'
'partial collapse'
'a partial eclipse'
'a partial monopoly'
'partial immunity'

4. partial

showing favoritism

5. fond, partial

(followed by of' or to') having a strong preference or liking for

Example Sentences:
'fond of chocolate'
'partial to horror movies'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


see synonyms of partial
relating to only a part; not general or complete
a partial eclipse
a partial judge
3. (postpositive; foll by to)
having a particular liking (for)
4. botany
constituting part of a larger structure
a partial umbel
used for only part of the life cycle of a plant
a partial habitat
(of a parasite) not exclusively parasitic
5. mathematics
designating or relating to an operation in which only one of a set of independent variables is considered at a time
6. Also called: partial tone music, acoustics
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
7. mathematics
a partial derivative

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see synonyms of partial
favoring one person, faction, etc. more than another; biased; prejudiced
of, being, or affecting only a part; not complete or total
partial tone
a partial artificial denture

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


see synonyms of partial
1. Of, relating to, being, or affecting only a part; not total; incomplete: The plan calls for partial deployment of missiles. The police have only a partial description of the suspect.
2. Favoring one person or side over another or others; biased or prejudiced: a decision that was partial to the plaintiff.
3. Having a particular liking or fondness for something or someone: partial to spicy food.
4. Mathematics Of or being operations or sequences of operations, such as differentiation and integration, when applied to only one of several variables at a time.
1. Music See harmonic.
2. Mathematics A partial derivative.

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