Partial

Partial may refer to:

Mathematics
  • Partial derivative
    • ∂, the partial derivative symbol, often read as "partial"
  • Partial differential equation
  • Partial function
  • Partially ordered set
Other
  • Partial agonist, in pharmacology
  • Partial algorithm, in computer science
  • Partial charge, in chemistry
  • Partial index, in database management
  • Part score, in contract bridge
  • Partial seizure, epilepsy
  • Partial wave, in acoustics and music

Famous quotes containing the word partial:

    And meanwhile we have gone on living,
    Living and partly living,
    Picking together the pieces,
    Gathering faggots at nightfall,
    Building a partial shelter,
    For sleeping and eating and drinking and laughter.
    —T.S. (Thomas Stearns)

    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 God’s.
    Bible: Hebrew, Deuteronomy 1:17.

    We were soon in the smooth water of the Quakish Lake,... and we had our first, but a partial view of Ktaadn, its summit veiled in clouds, like a dark isthmus in that quarter, connecting the heavens with the earth.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)