# partial

### adjective

1. being or affecting only a part; not total

*- a partial description of the suspect*

*- partial collapse*

*- a partial eclipse*

Similar word(s): incomplete, uncomplete

2. biased in favor of a person, side, or point of view, especially when dealing with a competition or dispute.

Similar word(s): unfair, unjust, biased, colored, coloured, slanted

3. (followed by `of' or `to') having a strong preference or liking for

*- partial to horror movies*

Similar word(s): inclined, fond

#### Sentences with partial as an adjective:

*- So far, I have only pieced together a partial account of the incident.*

*- It's easy to prove partial correctness, but it's not obvious that it is also totally correct.*

*- The referee is blatantly partial!*

### noun

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

Definition categories: thought, derivative, differential

2. a harmonic with a frequency that is a multiple of the fundamental frequency

Similar word(s): overtone