1. A partial derivative: a derivative with respect to one independent variable of a function in multiple variables.
  2. An overtone or harmonic.
  3. dentures that replace only some of the natural teeth


  1. Existing as a part or portion; incomplete.
    So far, I have only pieced together a partial account of the incident.
  2. Describing a property that holds only when an algorithm terminates.
    It's easy to prove partial correctness, but it's not obvious that it is also totally correct.
  3. Biased in favor of a person, side, or point of view, especially when dealing with a competition or dispute.
    The referee is blatantly partial!

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