Meaning of PARTIAL in English


adj. & n.

adj. 1 not complete; forming only part (a partial success). 2 biased, unfair. 3 (foll. by to) having a liking for.

n. Mus. any of the constituents of a musical sound. partial eclipse an eclipse in which only part of the luminary is covered or darkened. partial verdict a verdict finding a person guilty of part of a charge. partially adv. partialness n.

[ ME f. OF parcial f. LL partialis (as PART) ]

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