Meaning of PARTIAL in English

PARTIAL

I. ˈpär-shəl adjective

Etymology: Middle English parcial, from Late Latin partialis, from Latin part-, pars part

Date: 14th century

1. : of or relating to a part rather than the whole : not general or total

a partial solution

2. : inclined to favor one party more than the other : biased

3. : markedly fond of someone or something — used with to

partial to pizza

II. noun

Date: 1880

: overtone 1a

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