See also: parțial

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From Middle English partiall, parcial, from Old French parcial (biased or particular), from Late Latin partiālis (of or pertaining to a part), from Latin pars (part).

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partial (comparative more partial, superlative most partial)

  1. existing as a part or portion; incomplete
    So far, I have only pieced together a partial account of the incident.
  2. (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.
  3. biased in favor of a person, side, or point of view, especially when dealing with a competition or dispute
    Synonym: nonimpartial
    Antonym: impartial
    The referee is blatantly partial!
    God is not partial; he does not play favorites.
  4. (followed by the preposition to) having a predilection for something
    Synonym: fond of
  5. (mathematics) of or relating to a partial derivative or partial differential
  6. (botany) subordinate

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partial (plural partials)

  1. (mathematics) A partial derivative: a derivative with respect to one independent variable of a function in multiple variables while holding the other variables constant.
  2. (music) Any of the sine waves which make up a complex tone; often an overtone or harmonic of the fundamental.
  3. (dentistry) dentures that replace only some of the natural teeth
  4. (forensics) An incomplete fingerprint
  5. (programming, Internet) A fragment of a template containing markup.
    • 2009, Antonio Cangiano, Ruby on Rails for Microsoft Developers, page 356:
      In fact, as seen in Chapters 5 and 6, the resulting document is usually the product of rendering a layout, which yields the rendering of the template at hand, which in turn can invoke the rendering of other templates and/or one or more partials.
  6. (bodybuilding) The condition of not exhausting the amplitude during the repetition of an exercise.
    Synonym: half rep
    • 2021, Edward L. Wallace, Omniflex: A Unified System of Strength Training:
      Research tells us that eccentrics, heavy partials, and static exercise may require several days or weeks of recovery time.
  7. (furry fandom) A fursuit that does not fully cover the wearer's body.

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partial (third-person singular simple present partials, present participle partialing or partialling, simple past and past participle partialed or partialled)

  1. (statistics, transitive) To take the partial regression coefficient.

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From Middle French partial, borrowed from Late Latin partiālis (relating to a part), from Latin pars (part). Doublet of partiel.

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partial (feminine partiale, masculine plural partiaux, feminine plural partiales)

  1. partial, biased

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