partial


partial
adj.
1 not complete
VERBS
be
remain
ADVERB
only

His efforts met with only partial success.

somewhat

The information we have is somewhat partial.

necessarily

The resulting assessment is necessarily partial and subjective.

2 liking sth
VERBS
be, become

He's become partial to vodka since coming to Russia.

ADVERB
very
especially

I'm especially partial to the Latin American music.

somewhat
PREPOSITION
to

He's very partial to ice cream.

Partial is used with these nouns: ↑answer, ↑ban, ↑blockade, ↑blockage, ↑closure, ↑compensation, ↑credit, ↑dentures, ↑eclipse, ↑embargo, ↑exception, ↑exemption, ↑explanation, ↑fulfilment, ↑loss, ↑paralysis, ↑payment, ↑privatization, ↑recovery, ↑refund, ↑removal, ↑repayment, ↑replacement, ↑restoration, ↑shade, ↑skeleton, ↑solution, ↑success, ↑transcript, ↑truth, ↑victory, ↑withdrawal

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  • partial — partial, iale, iaux [ parsjal, jo ] adj. • 1540; parcial « personne attachée à un parti » 1370; lat. médiév. partialis, de pars « 1. part » ♦ Qui prend parti pour ou contre qqn ou qqch., sans souci de justice ni de vérité, qui a du parti pris. «… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • partial — par tial (p[aum]r shal), a. [F., fr. LL. partials, fr. L. pars, gen. partis, a part; cf. (for sense 1) F. partiel. See {Part}, n.] 1. Of, pertaining to, or affecting, a part only; not general or universal; not total or entire; as, a partial… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • partial — I (biased) adjective bigoted, cupidus, discriminatory, favorably disposed, inclined, influenced, iniquus, interested, jaundiced, narrow minded, one sided, partisan, predisposed, prejudiced, prepossessed, prone, restricted, studiosus, subjective,… …   Law dictionary

  • partial — partial, ale (par si al, a l ) adj. 1°   Qui s attache à un parti (sens inusité aujourd hui). •   Ce tyran [Aristippe d Argos] étant tombé sur lui [Aratus], ceux d Argos, comme si ce n eût pas été pour leur liberté qu Aratus eût combattu.... se… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • Partial — may refer to:*partial derivative, in mathematics *partial function, in mathematics *partial algorithm, in computer science *part score, in contract bridge *partial wave, in acoustics …   Wikipedia

  • partial — [pär′shəl] adj. [ME parcial < MFr partial < LL partialis < L pars,PART1] 1. favoring one person, faction, etc. more than another; biased; prejudiced 2. of, being, or affecting only a part; not complete or total n. 1. PARTIAL TONE …   English World dictionary

  • partial to — liking something or someone very much and usually more than other things or people I like all the food here, but I m particularly partial to the fried chicken. She says she s partial to tall men with dark hair. I m not partial to red wine. [=I d …   Useful english dictionary

  • partial — Partial, [parti]ale. adj. Qui se declare pour les interests d une personne, par preference à une autre. Vous n estes pas croyable, vous estes partial. il est trop partial …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • partial — (adj.) early 15c., one sided, biased, from O.Fr. parcial (14c.), from M.L. partialis divisible, solitary, partial, from L. pars (gen. partis) part (see PART (Cf. part) (n.)). Sense of not whole, incomplete is attested from mid 15c. (implied in… …   Etymology dictionary

  • partial — [adj1] incomplete fractional, fragmentary, half done, halfway, imperfect, limited, part, sectional, uncompleted, unfinished, unperformed; concept 531 Ant. complete, entire, total, whole partial [adj2] biased, prejudiced colored, discriminatory,… …   New thesaurus

  • partial — ► ADJECTIVE 1) existing only in part; incomplete. 2) favouring one side in a dispute above the other; biased. 3) (partial to) having a liking for. DERIVATIVES partiality noun partially adverb …   English terms dictionary


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