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Meaning of “part” in the English Dictionary

"part" in British English

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partnoun

uk   /pɑːt/  us   /pɑːrt/

part noun (SOME)

A2 [U] some but not all of a thing: Part of my ​steak isn't ​cookedproperly. Part of this ​formseems to be ​missing. I ​think part of her ​problem is that she doesn't ​listencarefully enough to what other ​people say.in part C2 partly, or to some ​degree: The ​deadline for ​applications is being ​extended, in part because of the ​postalstrike.in (a) large part to an ​importantdegree: How ​quickly we can ​finish the ​projectdepends in (a) ​large part on when we get the ​payments through.for the most part C1 mostly or usually: He was, for the most part, ​quitehelpful.
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part noun (SEPARATE PIECE)

A1 [C] a ​separatepiece of something, or a ​piece that ​combines with other ​pieces to ​form the ​whole of something: We ​learned about all the different parts of the ​digestivesystem. The ​lower part of her ​spine was ​crushed in the ​accident. I ​think there's always a part of you that ​doubts what you're doing. Fresh ​fruit and ​vegetablesform an essential/​important part of a ​healthydiet. There'll be ​snow in parts (= ​particularareas) of the Midlands ​tonight.B2 [C] one of the ​pieces that together ​form a ​machine or some ​type of ​equipment: He ​works for a ​company that makes ​aircraft parts. [C] a ​singlebroadcast of a ​series of ​television or ​radioprogrammes or a ​division of a ​story: Next ​week we ​publish part three of the president's ​diaries. The ​programme will be ​shown in two parts. [C] one of two or more ​equal, or ​almostequal, ​measures of something: Mix one part of the ​medicine with three parts ​water.B1 [C] one of the ​characters in a ​film, ​play, or ​dance, or the words, ​actions, or ​movements that are said or done by that ​character: He has a ​small part in the ​schoolplay. She plays the part of the ​sexyblondewaitress. [C] the ​music that a ​particularmusicianplays in a ​groupthese parts informal used to refer to an ​area of the ​country: We don't ​see many ​foreigners in these parts.
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part noun (INVOLVEMENT)

take part B1 to be ​involved in an ​activity with other ​people: She doesn't usually take part in any of the ​classactivities. [U] involvement in or ​responsibility for an ​activity, or ​action: He ​admitted his part in the ​robbery. I want no part in/ofyourcrazyplans!

part noun (HAIR)

[C] US (UK parting) a ​line on someone's ​head made by ​brushing the ​hair in two different ​directions: a centre/​side part

partverb

uk   /pɑːt/  us   /pɑːrt/
C2 [I or T] to ​separate or ​cause something or someone to ​separate: The ​curtains parted, ​revealing a ​darkenedstage. To be parted from him ​even for two ​days made her ​sad. [T] If you part ​yourhair, you ​arrange it so that it ​falls on either ​side of ​yourhead by ​separating it with a ​line down the ​middle or on one ​side.C2 [I] formal If two ​people part, they ​leave each other, often at the end of a ​relationship: I'm ​afraid we parted on very ​badterms.
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partadverb

uk   /pɑːt/  us   /pɑːrt/
partly: He's part ​African - his ​father was ​born in Somalia. The ​exam is part ​spoken and part written.
part
adjective [before noun] uk   us  
He's (a) part owner of a ​racehorse (= he ​shares the ​ownership of it with other ​people).
(Definition of part from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"part" in American English

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partnoun

 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 ​separatepiece or ​unit of something, esp. a ​piece that ​combines with other ​pieces to ​form the ​whole of something: The ​garagestocksauto parts from all ​currentcarmodels. [C] A part is also one of two or more ​equalmeasures of something: Mix one part ​vinegar with three parts ​oliveoil. [C] A part is also a ​singlebroadcast of a ​series of ​televisionprograms or a ​division of a ​story: Part three will be ​broadcastTuesday.

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 ​itscharacters, or the words written for that ​character: She ​plays the part of ​Lady Macbeth. Ben is ​learning his part for the ​schoolplay.

part noun (HAIR)

[C] a ​lineformed 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.

partverb

 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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(Definition of part from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"part" in Business English

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partnoun [C]

uk   us   /pɑːt/ PRODUCTION
one of the ​pieces that together make a ​machine, a ​vehicle, or a ​piece of ​equipment: The ​factory makes parts for the motor ​industry. auto/gun/missile parts
(Definition of part from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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