the state of being only a part; not total; incomplete
Derivationally related forms: ↑partial
Hypernyms: ↑incompleteness, ↑rawness

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  • partiality — I (Roget s IV) n. 1. [Bias] Syn. favoritism, unfairness, intolerance; see inclination 1 , prejudice . 2. [Liking] Syn. fondness, inclination, preference; see affection 1 , inclination 1 . See Synonym Study at prejudice . II (Roget s 3… …   English dictionary for students

  • partial — adjective 1》 existing only in part; incomplete. 2》 favouring one side in a dispute above the other; biased. 3》 (partial to) having a liking for. noun Music an overtone or harmonic. Derivatives partiality noun partially adverb partialness noun …   English new terms dictionary

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