Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adv. To a degree; not totally.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adv. To a partial degree or extent, incompletely.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. In part; not totally
  • adv. In a partial manner; with undue bias of mind; with unjust favor or dislike.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In part: not generally or totally; partly.
  • In a partial manner; with undue bias of mind to one party or side; with unjust favor or dislike.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. in part; in some degree; not wholly

Etymologies

partial +‎ -ly (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Look for the word hydrogenated or the phrase partially hydrogenated vegetable oil on the ingredients label.

    The Small Change Diet

  • I went to the co-op with Jamie, and possibly Jon, and bought some cheese breadsticks and "VEGN CROUTONS", confused at first by the label partially hidden from my view, and wondered how they could be vegan.

    oatcake Diary Entry

  • Unfortunately, when many consumers who do read ingredient labels on packages see the words vegetable oil, even when it is part of the phrase partially hydrogenated, their minds read “healthy.”

    Trans Fats

  • Within a month, Avi signed a deal with Brushfire Records, the label partially owned by singer

    NPR Topics: News

  • You are right — even putting the title partially behind the figure wouldn’t have worked.

    In Gordath Wood: Writer Patrice Sarath » Realms of Fantasy August 2009 — review

  • BEIRUT Lebanon plans to begin partially privatizing its national carrier this year, the company's chairman said Thursday, as carrier pushes ahead with plans to rebuild its image as one of the region's top airlines following years of civil war and the global financial crisis.

    Lebanon's Middle East Airlines plans IPO

  • I make it with shredded carrots, finely sliced celery, walnuts pieces and then put that in partially set Lime, Orange, or Lemon JELLO.

    End of winter carrot and raisin salad | Homesick Texan

  • What drives them, at least partially, is this feeling that they deserve success.

    “Anvil!” pursues its dream at all costs » Scene-Stealers

  • He is also an outspoken advocate for environmental issues and small farmers, having co-founded in 1985 the benefit concert Farm Aid, and in 1986 helped found The Bridge School, [3] and its annual supporting Bridge School Benefit concerts, together with his wife Pegi (in this, Young's involvement stems at least partially from the fact that both of his sons have cerebral palsy and his daughter, like Young himself, has epilepsy).

    March 2009

  • Total coaching compensation to top collegiate coaches comes partially from the school, and partially from outside sources.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Against the NCAA Cartel

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