partial Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “partial” in the English Dictionary

"partial" in British English

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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 ​personallyprefer or ​approve of something, so that you do not ​judgefairly: The ​reporting in the ​papers is ​entirely partial and makes no ​attempt to be ​objective.

partial adjective (LIKING)

[after verb] old-fashioned or formal having a ​liking for something: I'm not partial tofish.
(Definition of partial from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"partial" in American English

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 us   /ˈpɑr·ʃəl/

partial adjective (NOT COMPLETE)

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

partial adjective (PREFERENCE)

to have a ​particularpreference or ​liking for someone or something: I’m partial toward the ​largerdogs.
adverb [not gradable]  us   /ˈpɑr·ʃə·li/
The ​accidentleft him partially ​paralyzed.
(Definition of partial from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"partial" in Business English

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partialadjective [usually before noun]

uk   us   /ˈpɑːʃəl/
not complete: There has been a partial ​restructuring of our HR ​department. Partial ​funding is ​available for ​overseasdelegates to the ​conference.
(Definition of partial from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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