Meaning of PARTIAL in English


adj. & n.


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.

Phrases and idioms:

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.

Etymology: ME f. OF parcial f. LL partialis (as PART)

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