More definitions of "partial":
- (noun): The derivative of a function of two or more variables with respect to a single variable while the other variables are considered to be constant.
Synonyms: partial derivative
- (adj): Being or affecting only a part; not total.
Example: "A partial description of the suspect"; "partial collapse"; "a partial eclipse"; "a partial monopoly"; "partial immunity"
- (adj): Showing favoritism.
Famous quotes containing the word partial:
“Both the man of science and the man of art live always at the edge of mystery, surrounded by it. Both, as a measure of their creation, have always had to do with the harmonization of what is new with what is familiar, with the balance between novelty and synthesis, with the struggle to make partial order in total chaos.... This cannot be an easy life.”
—J. Robert Oppenheimer (19041967)
“You must not be partial in judging: hear out the small and the great alike; you shall not be intimidated by anyone, for the judgment is Gods.”
—Bible: Hebrew, Deuteronomy 1:17.
“The one-eyed man will be King in the country of the blind only if he arrives there in full possession of his partial facultiesthat is, providing he is perfectly aware of the precise nature of sight and does not confuse it with second sight ... nor with madness.”
—Angela Carter (19401992)