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part

noun  us   /pɑrt/

part noun (SOME)

[C/U] some but not all of something larger or greater: [U] I could only eat part of my dinner. [C] Parts of the movie were good. [U] Surgeons had to remove part of his lung. [U] Part of the problem is that she doesn’t like her boss very much.

part noun (SEPARATE PIECE)

[C] a separate piece or unit of something, esp. a piece that combines with other pieces to form the whole of something: The garage stocks auto parts from all current car models. [C] A part is also one of two or more equal measures of something: Mix one part vinegar with three parts olive oil. [C] A part is also a single broadcast of a series of television programs or a division of a story: Part three will be broadcast Tuesday.

part noun (INVOLVEMENT)

[C usually sing] involvement in or responsibility for an activity or action: He admitted his part in the robbery. It was a mistake on Julia’s part (= she was responsible). [C usually sing] A part in a movie or play is one of its characters, or the words written for that character: She plays the part of Lady Macbeth. Ben is learning his part for the school play.

part noun (HAIR)

[C] a line formed by the hair on a person’s head where the hair is divided
partly
adverb [not gradable]  us   /ˈpɑrt·li/
The house is partly owned by her father.

part

verb  us   /pɑrt/

part verb (SEPARATE)

[I/T] to cause to separate, or to come apart: [I] The curtains parted, revealing a darkened stage.
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