1. [ adjective ] being or affecting only a part; not total

"a partial description of the suspect" "partial collapse" "a partial eclipse" "a partial monopoly" "partial immunity"

Related terms: incomplete
2. [ adjective ] showing favoritism
Synonyms: unfair
Related terms: impartial biased biased unfair
3. [ noun ] (mathematics,psychology) 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
Synonyms: partial_derivative
Related terms: derived_function
4. [ noun ] (psychology) a harmonic with a frequency that is a multiple of the fundamental frequency
Synonyms: partial_tone overtone
Related terms: harmonic
5. [ adjective ] (followed by `of' or `to') having a strong preference or liking for
Synonyms: fond

"fond of chocolate" "partial to horror movies"

Related terms: inclined
Similar spelling:   partially