partial

partial
[[t]pɑ͟ː(r)ʃ(ə)l[/t]]
1) ADJ: usu ADJ n You use partial to refer to something that is not complete or whole.

He managed to reach a partial agreement with both republics.

...a partial ban on the use of cars in the city.

...partial blindness.

2) ADJ-GRADED: v-link ADJ to n/-ing If you are partial to something, you like it.

He's partial to sporty women with blue eyes...

Mollie confesses she is rather partial to pink...

I am partial to baking cookies.

Syn:
fond of
Derived words:
partiality [[t]pɑ͟ː(r)ʃiæ̱lɪti[/t]] N-UNCOUNT oft N for n

He has a great partiality for chocolate biscuits.

3) ADJ: v-link ADJ Someone who is partial supports a particular person or thing, for example in a competition or dispute, instead of being completely fair.

I might be accused of being partial...

A newspaper criticized the president's proposal, saying that it was partial to Israel.

Syn:
Ant:
Derived words:
partiality N-UNCOUNT

She is criticized by some others for her one-sidedness and partiality.


English dictionary. 2008.

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  • partial — partial, iale, iaux [ parsjal, jo ] adj. • 1540; parcial « personne attachée à un parti » 1370; lat. médiév. partialis, de pars « 1. part » ♦ Qui prend parti pour ou contre qqn ou qqch., sans souci de justice ni de vérité, qui a du parti pris. «… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • partial — par tial (p[aum]r shal), a. [F., fr. LL. partials, fr. L. pars, gen. partis, a part; cf. (for sense 1) F. partiel. See {Part}, n.] 1. Of, pertaining to, or affecting, a part only; not general or universal; not total or entire; as, a partial… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • partial — I (biased) adjective bigoted, cupidus, discriminatory, favorably disposed, inclined, influenced, iniquus, interested, jaundiced, narrow minded, one sided, partisan, predisposed, prejudiced, prepossessed, prone, restricted, studiosus, subjective,… …   Law dictionary

  • partial — partial, ale (par si al, a l ) adj. 1°   Qui s attache à un parti (sens inusité aujourd hui). •   Ce tyran [Aristippe d Argos] étant tombé sur lui [Aratus], ceux d Argos, comme si ce n eût pas été pour leur liberté qu Aratus eût combattu.... se… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • Partial — may refer to:*partial derivative, in mathematics *partial function, in mathematics *partial algorithm, in computer science *part score, in contract bridge *partial wave, in acoustics …   Wikipedia

  • partial — [pär′shəl] adj. [ME parcial < MFr partial < LL partialis < L pars,PART1] 1. favoring one person, faction, etc. more than another; biased; prejudiced 2. of, being, or affecting only a part; not complete or total n. 1. PARTIAL TONE …   English World dictionary

  • partial to — liking something or someone very much and usually more than other things or people I like all the food here, but I m particularly partial to the fried chicken. She says she s partial to tall men with dark hair. I m not partial to red wine. [=I d …   Useful english dictionary

  • partial — Partial, [parti]ale. adj. Qui se declare pour les interests d une personne, par preference à une autre. Vous n estes pas croyable, vous estes partial. il est trop partial …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • partial — (adj.) early 15c., one sided, biased, from O.Fr. parcial (14c.), from M.L. partialis divisible, solitary, partial, from L. pars (gen. partis) part (see PART (Cf. part) (n.)). Sense of not whole, incomplete is attested from mid 15c. (implied in… …   Etymology dictionary

  • partial — [adj1] incomplete fractional, fragmentary, half done, halfway, imperfect, limited, part, sectional, uncompleted, unfinished, unperformed; concept 531 Ant. complete, entire, total, whole partial [adj2] biased, prejudiced colored, discriminatory,… …   New thesaurus

  • partial — ► ADJECTIVE 1) existing only in part; incomplete. 2) favouring one side in a dispute above the other; biased. 3) (partial to) having a liking for. DERIVATIVES partiality noun partially adverb …   English terms dictionary


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