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P`ARTIAL, a. [L. pars.]

1. Biased to one party; inclined to favor one party in a cause, or one side of a question, more than the other; not indifferent. It is important to justice that a judge should not be partial.

Self-love will make men partial to themselves and friends.

2. Inclined to favor without reason. Authors are partial to their wit, and critics to their judgment.

3. Affecting a part only; not general or universal; not total. It has been much disputed whether the deluge was partial or total.

All partial evil, universal good.

4. More strongly inclined to one thing than to others. [Colloquial.]

5. In botany, subordinate; applied to subdivisions; as a partial umbel or umbellicle; a partial peduncle. A partial involucre is placed at the foot of a partial umbel.



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P`ARTIAL, a. [L. pars.]

1. Biased to one party; inclined to favor one party in a cause, or one side of a question, more than the other; not indifferent. It is important to justice that a judge should not be partial.

Self-love will make men partial to themselves and friends.

2. Inclined to favor without reason. Authors are partial to their wit, and critics to their judgment.

3. Affecting a part only; not general or universal; not total. It has been much disputed whether the deluge was partial or total.

All partial evil, universal good.

4. More strongly inclined to one thing than to others. [Colloquial.]

5. In botany, subordinate; applied to subdivisions; as a partial umbel or umbellicle; a partial peduncle. A partial involucre is placed at the foot of a partial umbel.

PAR'TIAL, a. [Fr. from L. pars; It. parziale.]

  1. Biased to one party; inclined to favor one party in a cause, or one side of a question, more than the other; not indifferent. It is important to justice that a judge should not be partial. Self love will make men partial to themselves and friends. – Locke.
  2. Inclined to favor without reason. Authors are partial to their wit, and critics to their judgment.
  3. Affecting a part only; not general or universal; not total. It has been much disputed whether the deluge was partial or total. All partial evil, universal good. – Pope.
  4. More strongly inclined to one thing than to others. [Colloquial.]
  5. In botany, subordinate; applied to subdivisions; as, a partial umbel or umbellicle; a partial peduncle. A partial involucre is placed at the foot of a partial umbel.

Par"tial
  1. Of, pertaining to, or affecting, a part only; not general or universal; not total or entire; as, a partial eclipse of the moon.

    "Partial dissolutions of the earth." T. Burnet.
  2. Inclined to favor one party in a cause, or one side of a question, more then the other; baised; not indifferent; as, a judge should not be partial.

    Ye have been partial in the law. Mal. ii. 9.

  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. 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.

    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.

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Partial

P'ARTIAL, adjective [Latin pars.]

1. Biased to one party; inclined to favor one party in a cause, or one side of a question, more than the other; not indifferent. It is important to justice that a judge should not be partial

Self-love will make men partial to themselves and friends.

2. Inclined to favor without reason. Authors are partial to their wit, and critics to their judgment.

3. Affecting a part only; not general or universal; not total. It has been much disputed whether the deluge was partial or total.

All partial evil, universal good.

4. More strongly inclined to one thing than to others. [Colloquial.]

5. In botany, subordinate; applied to subdivisions; as a partial umbel or umbellicle; a partial peduncle. A partial involucre is placed at the foot of a partial umbel.

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IMPORT'ANCE, n.

1. Weight; consequence; a bearing on some interest; that quality of any thing by which it may affect a measure, interest or result. The education of youth is of great importance to a free government. A religious education is of infinite importance to every human being.

2. Weight or consequence in the scale of being.

Thy own importance know.

Nor bound thy narrow views to things below.

3. Weight or consequence in self-estimation.

He believes himself a man of importance.

4. Thing implied; matter; subject; importunity. [In these senses, obsolete.]

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UNREVENGEFUL, a. unrevenj'ful. Not disposed to revenge.

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