See also: parțial
- (General American) IPA(key): /ˈpɑɹʃəl/
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈpɑːʃəl/
Audio (Southern England) (file)
- Rhymes: -ɑː(ɹ)ʃəl
- Hyphenation: par‧tial
- 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
- Synonym: nonimpartial
- Antonym: impartial
- The referee is blatantly partial!
- God is not partial; he does not play favorites.
- 17th century, Alexander Pope, a letter
- partial parent
- (followed by the preposition to) having a predilection for something
- Synonym: fond of
- (mathematics) of or relating to a partial derivative or partial differential
- (botany) subordinate
Derived terms edit
- partial application
- partial autocorrelation
- partial-birth abortion
- partial calque
- partial charge
- partial cloverleaf interchange
- partial dependency
- partial differential equation
- partial discharge
- partial discharge extinction voltage
- partial discharge inception voltage
- partial evaluation
- partial false friend
- partial fraction
- partial function
- partial function application
- partial indulgence
- partial object
- partial order
- partial ordering relation
- partial out
- partial pin
- partial pressure
- partial shaper
- partial sum
- partial to
- partial vacuum
- partial veil
Related terms edit
existing in part
having a predilection for something
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Translations to be checked
partial (plural partials)
- (mathematics) A partial derivative: a derivative with respect to one independent variable of a function in multiple variables while holding the other variables constant.
- (music) Any of the sine waves which make up a complex tone; often an overtone or harmonic of the fundamental.
- (dentistry) dentures that replace only some of the natural teeth
- (forensics) An incomplete fingerprint
- (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.
- (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.
- (furry fandom) A fursuit that does not fully cover the wearer's body.
Further reading edit
- “partial”, in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, Springfield, Mass.: G. & C. Merriam, 1913, →OCLC.
- “partial”, in The Century Dictionary […], New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911, →OCLC.
- “partial”, in OneLook Dictionary Search.