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Meaning of partial

par•tial

Pronunciation: (pär'shul), [key]
— adj.
  1. being such in part only; not total or general; incomplete: partial blindness; a partial payment of a debt.
  2. biased or prejudiced in favor of a person, group, side, etc., over another, as in a controversy: a partial witness.
  3. pertaining to or affecting a part.
  4. being a part; component; constituent.
  5. secondary or subordinate: a partial umbel.
  6. having a liking or preference for; particularly fond of: I'm partial to chocolate cake.
—n.
  1. part-score.
  2. See
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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