Word of the Day
1 Existing only in part; incomplete.
2 Favoring one side in a dispute above the other; biased.
3 partial to – Having a liking for.
A component of a musical sound; an overtone or harmonic.
Late Middle English (in partial (sense 2 of the adjective)): from Old French parcial (partial (sense 2 of the adjective)), French partiel (partial (sense 1 of the adjective)), from late Latin partialis, from pars, part- ‘part’.
Harry sought to impart a partial acceptance of his being partial to participles.