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Definition of Partial
PartialPartial Par"tial, 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 eclipse
of the moon. ``Partial dissolutions of the earth.' --T.
2. Inclined to favor one party in a cause, or one side of a
question, more then the other; baised; not indifferent;
as, a judge should not be partial.
Ye have been partial in the law. --Mal. ii. 9.
3. Having a predelection for; inclined to favor unreasonably;
foolishly fond. ``A partial parent.' --Pope.
Not partial to an ostentatious display. --Sir W.
4. (Bot.) Pertaining to a subordinate portion; as, a compound
umbel is made up of a several partial umbels; a leaflet is
often supported by a partial petiole.
Partial differentials, Partial differential coefficients,
Partial differentiation, etc. (of a function of two or more
variables), the differentials, differential coefficients,
differentiation etc., of the function, upon the hypothesis
that some of the variables are for the time constant.
Partial fractions (Alg.), fractions whose sum equals a
Partial tones (Music), the simple tones which in
combination form an ordinary tone; the overtones, or
harmonics, which, blending with a fundamental tone, cause
its special quality of sound, or timbre, or tone color.
See, also, Tone.
Meaning of Partial from wikipedia
to one of several variables
of a function, with the other variables
is ****ual interest
with an exclusive focus
on a specific
part of the body other
than genitals. Partialism
as a fetishistic
- In a mixture
of gases, each constituent
gas has a partial pressure which
is the notional pressure
of that constituent
gas if it alone occupied
- the ordering. The relation itself
order." The word partial
in the names
order" and "partially ordered
set" is used as an...
- In pharmacology, partial agonists
that bind to and activate
receptor, but have only partial efficacy
at the receptor relative
to a full...
- In mathematics, a partial differential equation
(PDE) is an equation which imposes relations between
the various partial derivatives
of a multivariable...
- a total
eclipse, the disk of the Sun is fully obscured
by the Moon. In partial
eclipses, only part of the Sun is obscured. If the Moon were...
- In mathematics, a partial function
f from a set X to a set Y is a function
from a subset
S of X (possibly X itself) to Y. The subset
S, that is, the domain...
hospitalization, also known
as PHP (partial hospitalization
program), is a type of program
used to treat mental illness
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