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Definition of the noun partial

What does partial mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: partials

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

Alternative definition of the noun partial


  1. [mathematics] A partial derivative: a derivative with respect to one independent variable of a function in multiple variables.
  2. [music] An overtone or harmonic.
  3. [dentistry] dentures that replace only some of the natural teeth

Definition of the adjective partial

What does partial mean as an attribute of a noun?

adjective - degrees: more partial / most partial

  1. being or affecting only a part; not total
    • examples: a partial description of the suspect | partial collapse | a partial eclipse | a partial monopoly | partial immunity
    • similar: incomplete / uncomplete
  2. showing favoritism
  3. (followed by `of' or `to') having a strong preference or liking for
    • example: partial to horror movies
    • adjective position: predicative adjective (it occurs after a verb that follows the noun)
    • synonym of partial: fond
    • similar: inclined

Alternative definition of the adjective partial


  1. Existing as a part or portion; incomplete.
  2. [computer science] Describing a property that holds only when an algorithm terminates.
  3. Biased in favor of a person, side, or point of view, especially when dealing with a competition or dispute.

Phrases with Partial

  1. Partial to
  2. partial tone
  3. partial veil
  4. Partial Order
  5. partial breach
  6. Partial charge
  7. partial vacuum
  8. partial denture
  9. partial eclipse
  10. partial verdict
  11. partial abortion
  12. Partial fraction
  13. Partial function
  14. Partial pressure
  15. Partial Dependency
  16. partial derivative
  17. partial correlation
  18. Partial False Friend
  19. Partial-Birth Abortion
  20. law of partial pressures

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Partial

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Google previewThe Legitimacy of Economic Inequality (2011)

An Empirical Approach to the Case of Chile by Juan C. Castillo

The adjective partial means that although there is not absolute consensus regarding differences in earnings, there is evidence of consensus relative to the perception of economic inequality; that is, individuals agree on the differences between ...

Google previewHandbook of Teichmüller Theory (2007)

by Athanase Papadopoulos

Here, the adjective partial means that the support of the foliation is a subset of the surface S. We choose an arc c that joins the two boundary components of C and which is transverse to the foliations, and a homeomorphism between this arc ...

Google previewDictionaries. An International Encyclopedia of Lexicography (2014)

Supplementary Volume: Recent Developments with Focus on Electronic and Computational Lexicography by Rufus Gouws

a hierarchically mixed partially integrated pure partial article microstructure ...

Google previewThe Concise Encyclopedia of Statistics (2008)

by Yadolah Dodge

The partial least absolute deviation (partial LAD)regressionis aregressionmethodthat linearly relates a response vector to a...

The partial LAD regression method extends the partial least-squares regression to the L1 norm associated with LAD ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Chemical Processing and Design (1996)

Volume 56 - Supercritical Fluid Technology: Theory and Application to Technology Forecasting by John J. McKetta Jr

Noncatalytic and Catalytic Partial Oxidation ATR belongs to a ...

Google previewDictionary of Military Terms (2009)

by U.S. Department of Defense

See also full mission-capable; mission-capable; partial mission-capable, maintenance; partial mission-capable, supply. partial mission-capable, maintenance — Material condition of an aircraft or training device indicating that it can perform at ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of the Clinton Presidency (2002)

by Peter B. Levy

ABORTION, PARTIAL BIRTH. One of the more contentious issues of the 1990s was the battle over "partial birth abortion," the name given to describe late-term abortions — abortions performed in the last trimester. Several times Congress ...

Google previewDictionary of Health Insurance and Managed Care (2006)

by David E. Marcinko, MBA, CFP, CMP

DISABILITY, PARTIAL: Inability to perform one or more important duties of a member's occupation. The exact degree of such inability that must exist to constitute partial disability depends upon the terms of the individual policy. See Disability ...

Google previewDictionary of Statistics & Methodology (2011)

A Nontechnical Guide for the Social Sciences by W. Paul Vogt, R. Burke Johnson

Higher-Order Partials (or Correlations) Fully, “higher-order partial correlations.” Correlations that *control for...

Google previewMosby's Dental Dictionary (2013)

by Elsevier, Mosby

denture, partial (partial dental prosthesis), n a prosthesis that replaces one or more, but less than all, of the natural teeth and ...

Google previewDictionary of Financial Risk Management (1999)

by Gary L. Gastineau, Mark P. Kritzman

Partial Collar for Asset Allocation Profil/Loss Pt *1 fnl in Collar PUl Strike Spoi Price Call Strike Underlying Price the collar covering less than the value of the entire portfolio. See Collar (2) (diagram). See also Participating Range Forward.

Google previewDictionary of Mental Handicap (2002)

by Mary P. Lindsey

Partial trisomy 5p sloping forehead, low or wide bridge of nose, small jaw, malformed or low-set ears, short neck, abnormalities of the heart and kidneys, undescended testes, hernia and malformed hands and feet. A small head with severe ...

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Quotes about Partial

Without the smile from partial beauty won,
Oh what were man? (Thomas Campbell)
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Scrabble value of P3A1R1T1I1A1L1

The value of this 7-letter word is 9 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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