# Partial differential coefficients

- Partial differential coefficients
- 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 eclipse
of the moon. ``Partial dissolutions of the earth.'' --T.
Burnet.
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2. Inclined to favor one party in a cause, or one side of a
question, more then the other; biased; not indifferent;
as, a judge should not be partial.
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Ye have been partial in the law. --Mal. ii. 9.
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3. Having a predilection for; inclined to favor unreasonably;
foolishly fond. ``A partial parent.'' --Pope.
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Not partial to an ostentatious display. --Sir W.
Scott.
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4. (Bot.) Pertaining to a subordinate portion; as, a compound
umbel is made up of a several partial umbels; a leaflet is
often supported by a partial petiole.
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{Partial differentials}, {Partial differential coefficients},
{Partial differentiation}, etc. (of a function of two or more
variables), the differentials, differential coefficients,
differentiation etc., of the function, upon the hypothesis
that some of the variables are for the time constant.

{Partial fractions} (Alg.), fractions whose sum equals a
given fraction.

{Partial tones} (Music), the simple tones which in
combination form an ordinary tone; the overtones, or
harmonics, which, blending with a fundamental tone, cause
its special quality of sound, or timbre, or tone color.
See, also, {Tone}.
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*The Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
2000.*

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**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

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