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1. partial

adjective. ['ˈpɑːrʃəl'] being or affecting only a part; not total.

Synonyms

  • incomplete

Antonyms

  • uncolored
  • colorlessness

Etymology

  • parcial (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • partialis (Latin)

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Words that Rhyme with Partial

  • parshall
  • martial
  • marshall
  • marshal
  • marschall
  • barschel

Example sentences of the word partial


1. Adjective
Agree on a price with your client and ask for partial or full payment up front.

Quotes containing the word partial


1. To put it bluntly, there isn't one economic theory that can single-handedly explain Singapore's success; its economy combines extreme features of capitalism and socialism. All theories are partial; reality is complex.
- Ha-Joon Chang

2. Once the soul awakens, the search begins and you can never go back. From then on, you are inflamed with a special longing that will never again let you linger in the lowlands of complacency and partial fulfillment. The eternal makes you urgent. You are loath to let compromise or the threat of danger hold you back from striving toward the summit of fulfillment.
- John O'Donohue, Anam Cara: A Book of Celtic Wisdom

3. I strum a fishing pole line like a guitar string. I hunt like a bow and arrow is a partial harp. And I make love like I’ve got a Buy One Get One FREE coupon.
- Jarod Kintz, This Book is Not FOR SALE

2. partial

adjective. ['ˈpɑːrʃəl'] showing favoritism.

Synonyms

  • unjust
  • colored
  • unfair
  • one-sided
  • biased
  • slanted

Antonyms

  • fair
  • unfairness
  • inequity
  • right

Etymology

  • parcial (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • partialis (Latin)

3. partial

noun. ['ˈpɑːrʃəl'] a harmonic with a frequency that is a multiple of the fundamental frequency.

Synonyms

  • partial tone
  • harmonic

Antonyms

  • honorable
  • just
  • equitable

Etymology

  • parcial (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • partialis (Latin)

4. partial

adjective. ['ˈpɑːrʃəl'] (followed by of' orto') having a strong preference or liking for.

Synonyms

  • inclined

Antonyms

  • white
  • natural

Etymology

  • parcial (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • partialis (Latin)

5. partial

noun. ['ˈpɑːrʃəl'] 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.

Synonyms

  • differential
  • derived function
  • derivative
  • differential coefficient
  • first derivative

Antonyms

  • reversible
  • horizontal
  • vertical
  • sameness

Etymology

  • parcial (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • partialis (Latin)
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