|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"
|2.||[ adjective ] showing favoritism|
|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|
|4.||[ noun ] (psychology) a harmonic with a frequency that is a multiple of the fundamental frequency|
|5.||[ adjective ] (followed by `of' or `to') having a strong preference or liking for|
"fond of chocolate" "partial to horror movies"