Meaning of PARTIAL in English

PARTIAL

/ ˈpɑːʃl; NAmE ˈpɑːrʃl/ adjective

1.

not complete or whole :

It was only a partial solution to the problem.

a partial eclipse of the sun

2.

[ not before noun ] partial to sb/sth ( old-fashioned ) liking sb/sth very much :

I'm not partial to mushrooms.

3.

[ 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

SYN biased

OPP impartial

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WORD ORIGIN

late Middle English (in sense 3): from Old French parcial (sense 3), French partiel (sense 1), from late Latin partialis , from pars , part- part.

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