Meaning of PARTIAL in English
/ ˈpɑːʃl; NAmE ˈpɑːrʃl/ adjective
not complete or whole :
It was only a partial solution to the problem.
a partial eclipse of the sun
[ not before noun ] partial to sb/sth ( old-fashioned ) liking sb/sth very much :
I'm not partial to mushrooms.
[ not usually before noun ] partial (towards sb/sth) ( disapproving ) showing or feeling too much support for one person, team, idea, etc., in a way that is unfair
late Middle English (in sense 3): from Old French parcial (sense 3), French partiel (sense 1), from late Latin partialis , from pars , part- part.
Oxford Advanced Learner's English Dictionary. Оксфордский английский словарь для изучающик язык на продвинутом уровне. 2005