Partial differentials, Partial differential coefficients, Partial differentiation, etc. (of a function of two or more variables), the differentials, differential coefficients, differentiation etc., of the function, upon the hypothesis that some of the variables are for the time constant.Partial fractions(Alg.), fractions whose sum equals a given fraction.Partial tones(Music), the simple tones which in combination form an ordinary tone; the overtones, or harmonics, which, blending with a fundamental tone, cause its special quality of sound, or timbre, or tone color. See, also, Tone.

(Par"tial*ism) n. Partiality; specifically (Theol.), the doctrine of the Partialists.

(Par"tial*ist) n.

1. One who is partial. [R.]

2. (Theol.) One who holds that the atonement was made only for a part of mankind, that is, for the elect.

(Par`ti*al"i*ty) n. [Cf. F. partialité.]

1. The quality or state of being partial; inclination to favor one party, or one side of a question, more than the other; undue bias of mind.

2. A predilection or inclination to one thing rather than to others; special taste or liking; as, a partiality for poetry or painting. Roget.

(Par"tial*ize) v. t. & i. To make or be partial. [R.]

(Par"tial*ly) adv.

1. In part; not totally; as, partially true; the sun partially eclipsed. Sir T. Browne.

2. In a partial manner; with undue bias of mind; with unjust favor or dislike; as, to judge partially. Shak.

(Part`i*bil"i*ty) n. [From Partible.] The quality or state of being partible; divisibility; separability; as, the partibility of an inherttance.

(Part"i*ble) a. [L. partibilis, fr. partire to part, divide, fr. L. pars: cf. F. partible. See Part.] Admitting of being parted; divisible; separable; susceptible of severance or partition; as, an estate of inheritance may be partible. "Make the molds partible." Bacon.

(Par*tic"i*pa*ble) a. Capable of being participated or shared. [R.] Norris.

(Par*tic"i*pant) a. [L. participans, p. pr. of participare: cf. F. participant. See Participate.] Sharing; participating; having a share of part. Bacon.

(Par*tic"i*pant), n. A participator; a partaker.

Participants in their . . . mysterious rites.
Bp. Warburton.

(Par*tic"i*pant*ly), adv. In a participant manner.

3. Having a predelection for; inclined to favor unreasonably; foolishly fond. "A partial parent." Pope.

Not partial to an ostentatious display.
Sir W. Scott.

4. (Bot.) Pertaining to a subordinate portion; as, a compound umbel is made up of a several partial umbels; a leaflet is often supported by a partial petiole.

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