Associations to the word «Partial»


PARTIAL, adjective. Existing as a part or portion; incomplete.
PARTIAL, adjective. (computer science) Describing a property that holds only when an algorithm terminates.
PARTIAL, adjective. Biased in favor of a person, side, or point of view, especially when dealing with a competition or dispute.
PARTIAL, adjective. Having a predilection for something.
PARTIAL, noun. (mathematics) A partial derivative: a derivative with respect to one independent variable of a function in multiple variables.
PARTIAL, noun. (music) An overtone or harmonic.
PARTIAL, noun. (dentistry) dentures that replace only some of the natural teeth
PARTIAL, noun. (forensics) An incomplete fingerprint
PARTIAL AUTOCORRELATION, noun. Remaining correlation of two random variables in a stochastic process after intervening random variables have been accounted for.
PARTIAL AUTOCORRELATIONS, noun. Plural of partial autocorrelation
PARTIAL CHARGE, noun. (physics) an electric charge that is less than the charge on an electron; for example, that of a quark
PARTIAL CHARGE, noun. (chemistry) the partial charge on a particular atom in a polar molecule due to differences in electronegativity
PARTIAL CHARGES, noun. Plural of partial charge
PARTIAL CLOVERLEAF INTERCHANGE, noun. (US) (Canada) A variation on the cloverleaf interchange in which there are fewer loop ramps.
PARTIAL DEPENDENCIES, noun. Plural of partial dependency
PARTIAL DEPENDENCY, noun. (computing) An attribute of a relation that depends on a key but also on a part of such key; this is a violation of second normal form.
PARTIAL DERIVATIVE, noun. (mathematics) A derivative with respect to one variable of a function of several variables.
PARTIAL DERIVATIVES, noun. Plural of partial derivative
PARTIAL DIFFERENTIAL EQUATION, noun. (calculus) A differential equation that involves the partial derivatives of a function of several variables.
PARTIAL DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS, noun. Plural of partial differential equation
PARTIAL EVALUATION, noun. (comptheory) A technique for program optimization by specialization, so as to produce new programs which run faster than the originals while guaranteed to behave in the same way.
PARTIAL FALSE FRIEND, noun. (linguistics) (uncommon) A word in a foreign language bearing a deceptive resemblance to a word in one's own language, and at least one meaning in common, but not all.
PARTIAL FRACTION, noun. (mathematics) Any of several fractions to the sum of which a single fraction is equal.
PARTIAL FRACTIONS, noun. Plural of partial fraction
PARTIAL FUNCTION, noun. (mathematics) A function whose domain is a subset of some set
PARTIAL FUNCTIONS, noun. Plural of partial function
PARTIAL ORDER, noun. (set theory) A relation that is reflexive, antisymmetric, and transitive.
PARTIAL ORDERING RELATION, noun. (set theory) A partial order.
PARTIAL ORDERING RELATIONS, noun. Plural of partial ordering relation
PARTIAL ORDERS, noun. Plural of partial order
PARTIAL OUT, verb. (maths) (in a system of multiple variables) To remove one variable (by giving it a fixed value) in order to identify any correlation between others
PARTIAL PIN, noun. (chess) A pin where a rook or queen is pinned along a file, or a bishop or queen is pinned along a diagonal.
PARTIAL PINS, noun. Plural of partial pin
PARTIAL PRESSURE, noun. (physics) (chemistry) The pressure one component of a mixture of gases would contribute to the total pressure.
PARTIAL PRESSURES, noun. Plural of partial pressure
PARTIAL SUM, noun. (mathematics) The sum of the first N terms of an infinite series, where N is a finite number.
PARTIAL TO, adjective. Having a liking or preference for; favorably disposed toward; fond of.
PARTIAL VACUUM, noun. A region of low atmospheric pressure, especially one in which most of the air has been pumped out.
PARTIAL VACUUMS, noun. Plural of partial vacuum
PARTIAL VEIL, noun. (mycology) A veil which covers the mushroom gills from the edge of the cap to the stem.

Dictionary definition

PARTIAL, noun. 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.
PARTIAL, noun. A harmonic with a frequency that is a multiple of the fundamental frequency.
PARTIAL, adjective. Being or affecting only a part; not total; "a partial description of the suspect"; "partial collapse"; "a partial eclipse"; "a partial monopoly"; "partial immunity".
PARTIAL, adjective. Showing favoritism.
PARTIAL, adjective. (followed by `of' or `to') having a strong preference or liking for; "fond of chocolate"; "partial to horror movies".

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