No Encyclopedia Entry for Partial
Noah Webster's New International Dictionary of the English Language
1. (n.) Of, pertaining to, or affecting, a part only; not general or universal; not total or entire; as, a partial eclipse of the moon.
2. (n.) Inclined to favor one party in a cause, or one side of a question, more then the other; biased; not indifferent; as, a judge should not be partial.
3. (n.) Having a predilection for; inclined to favor unreasonably; foolishly fond.
4. (n.) 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.