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Partial may refer to:


  • Partial derivative, derivative with respect to one of several variables of a function, with the other variables held constant
    • , a symbol that can denote a partial derivative, sometimes pronounced "partial dee"
    • Partial differential equation, a differential equation that contains unknown multivariable functions and their partial derivatives

Other uses[edit]

  • Partial application, in computer science the process of fixing a number of arguments to a function, producing another function
  • Partial charge or net atomic charge, in chemistry a charge value that is not an integer or whole number
  • Partial fingerprint, impression of human fingers used in criminology or forensic science
  • Partial seizure or focal seizure, a seizure that initially affects only one hemisphere of the brain
  • Partial or Part score, in contract bridge a trick score less than 100, as well as other meanings
  • Partial or Partial wave, one sound wave of which a complex tone is composed in a harmonic series
  • Showing partiality, favor, or bias

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