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adjective  /ˈpɑr·ʃəl/ us  

partial adjective (NOT COMPLETE)

[not gradable] not complete: He made a partial repayment of the loan.

partial adjective (PREFERENCE)

to have a particular preference or liking for someone or something: I’m partial toward the larger dogs.
adverb [not gradable]  /ˈpɑr·ʃə·li/ us  
The accident left him partially paralyzed.
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