Meaning of PARTIAL in English


[par.tial] adj [ME parcial, fr. MF partial, fr. ML partialis, fr. LL, of a part, fr. L part-, pars part] (14c) 1: of or relating to a part rather than the whole: not general or total "a ~ solution"

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

3: markedly fond of someone or something--used with to "~ to pizza"

[2]partial n (1880): overtone 1a

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