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"partial" in British English

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partialadjective

uk   /ˈpɑː.ʃəl/ us   /ˈpɑːr.ʃəl/
  • partial adjective (NOT COMPLETE)

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

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(Definition of partial from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"partial" in American English

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partialadjective

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 particular preference or liking for someone or something: I’m partial toward the larger dogs.
partially
adverb [not gradable] us   /ˈpɑr·ʃə·li/
The accident left 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   /ˈpɑːʃəl/ us  
not complete: There has been a partial restructuring of our HR department. Partial funding is available for overseas delegates to the conference.
(Definition of partial from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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