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Dictionary definition for: Partial

1. (n) 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. (s) being or affecting only a part; not total; "a partial description of the suspect" "partial collapse" "a partial eclipse" "a partial monopoly" "partial immunity"

3. (n) a harmonic with a frequency that is a multiple of the fundamental frequency

4. (a) showing favoritism

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