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adjective uk   /ˈpɑː.ʃəl/  us   /ˈpɑːr-/

partial adjective (NOT COMPLETE)

B2 not complete: The general has ordered a partial withdrawal of troops from the area.
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partial adjective (UNFAIR)

influenced by the fact that you personally prefer or approve of something, so that you do not judge fairly: The reporting in the papers is entirely partial and makes no attempt to be objective.
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partial adjective (LIKING)

[after verb] old-fashioned or formal having a liking for something: I'm rather partial to fish.
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