# Meaning of partial in English

## Classifying Adjective

partial### Definitions

1. being or affecting only a part#### Examples

- « not total »
- « a partial description of the suspect »
- « partial collapse »
- « a partial eclipse »
- « a partial monopoly »
- « partial immunity »

#### Synonyms

## Noun

partial### Definitions

1. 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- 2. a harmonic with a frequency that is a multiple of the fundamental frequency
## Qualitative Adjective

partial### Etymology

late Middle English (in partial (sense 2 of the adjective)): from Old French parcial (partial (sense 2 of the adjective)), French partiel (partial (sense 1 of the adjective)), from late Latin partialis, from pars, part-‘part’### Definitions

1. showing favoritism#### Synonyms

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