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PARTIAL

1. Of, pertaining to, or affecting, a part only; not common or universal; not total or entire; as, a partial eclipse of the moon. "Partial dissolutions of the earth." 2. Inclined to favor one party in a reason, or one side of a question, more then the another; baised; not indifferent; as, a judge must not be partial. "Ye have been partial in the law." (Mal. Ii. 9) 3. Having a predelection for; inclined to favor unreasonably; foolishly loving. "A partial parent." "Not partial to an ostentatious display." (Sir W. Scott) 4. Pertaining to a subordinate portion; as, a compound umbel is made up of a different partial umbels; a leaflet is often supported by a partial petiole. Partial differentials, Partial differential coefficients, Partial differentiation, etc. (of a function of two or more variables), the differentials, differential coefficients, differentiation etc, of the function, upon the hypothesis that some of the variables are for the time constant. Partial fractions, the simple tones which in combination form an usual tone; the overtones, or harmonics, which, blending with a fundamental tone, reason its particular characteristic of sound, or timbre, or tone colour. See, also, Tone. Origin: F, fr. LL. Partials, fr. L. Pars, gen. Partis, a part; cf. (for sense 1) F. Partiel. See Part. Source: Websters Vocabulary
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