Definitions of partial

  1. a harmonic with a frequency that is a multiple of the fundamental frequency
  2. Of, pertaining to, or affecting, a part only; not general or universal; not total or entire; as, a partial eclipse of the moon.
  3. Inclined to favor one party in a cause, or one side of a question, more then the other; baised; not indifferent; as, a judge should not be partial.
  4. Having a predelection for; inclined to favor unreasonably; foolishly fond.
  5. Pertaining to a subordinate portion; as, a compound umbel is made up of a several partial umbels; a leaflet is often supported by a partial petiole.
  6. Partially.
  7. the derivative of a function of two or more variables with respect to a single variable while the other variables are considered to be constant
  8. Inclined to favor one side or party; colloquially, having a liking ( for); as, she is partial to candy; incomplete.
  9. Relating to a part only: not total or entire: inclined to favor one party: having a preference: ( bot.) subordinate.
  10. Relating to a part; not total; inclined to favor one party.
  11. Pertaining to a part only; favoring one side; prejudiced; unfair.
  12. Biassed in favour of one party or side; inclined to favour without reason; affecting a part only; subordinate.
  13. Inclined to favour one party in a cause, or one side of a question, more than another, irrespective of principle or justice; unduly biassed or prejudiced; not general or universal; in familiar language, inclined more strongly towards one thing than another; in bot., applied to a subordinate part in some general arrangement.