# partial

Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Financial, Acronyms, Idioms, Wikipedia.

## partial

1. Botany
a. constituting part of a larger structure
b. used for only part of the life cycle of a plant
c. (of a parasite) not exclusively parasitic
2. Maths designating or relating to an operation in which only one of a set of independent variables is considered at a time
3. Music Acoustics any of the component tones of a single musical sound, including both those that belong to the harmonic series of the sound and those that do not
4. Maths a partial derivative

## partial

[′pär·shəl]
(acoustics)
Also known as partial tone.
A simple sinusoidal physical component of a complex tone.
A sound sensation component that is distinguishable as a simple tone, cannot be further analyzed by the ear, and contributes to the character of the complex sound; the frequency of a partial may be higher or lower than the basic frequency and may be an integral multiple or submultiple of the basic frequency.
References in periodicals archive ?
Rocci Trumper, MD, at Poudre Valley Hospital in Fort Collins, Colorado successfully performed the first surgery of the Persona Partial Knee System since the full global commercial launch on August 31, 2017.
The introduction of the Persona Partial Knee System comes at a significant time as we continue to see an increase in the demand for knee replacements," said Dan Williamson, Zimmer Biomet's Group President, Joint Reconstruction.
Very early, in the beginnings of the theory of partial actions of groups in the context of operator algebras, many unexpected connections were explored.
Partial group actions began to draw the attention of algebraists after the release of the seminal paper [32], by R.
Partial word u of length n over A, a nonempty finite alphabet, is partial map u : {1, 2, .
The BIEM is preferable to the Laplace-equation-governed transformation process for a number of reasons: (1) it is not necessary to discretize the entire domain; (2) solutions can be evaluated exactly; (3) derivatives of variables can be evaluated directly without difference schemes; and (4) once the solutions at all the discretized boundary nodes are obtained, at any given point in the domain the solution as well as the partial derivatives can be easily found without remeshing.
Romaguera: Caristi's type mappings in complete partial metric space, Fixed Point Theory, 14(2013), 3-10.
While the health of PDWs' existing teeth is extremely important to them, and they don't want to face the trauma of more tooth loss, survey results revealed that few are doing enough to ensure that their partial denture is always in good condition.
c] the algebra of all linear partial differential operator in 2n + 1 independent variables z,[x.
The fact that this operator "follows the motion of the point in the rotating frame" means, that the partial time derivative operator only operates on the coordinates of the point (r, [theta], z), but it gives zero when applied on the base vectors [e.
3 : fond or too fond of someone or something <Grandma is partial to ice cream sodas.
Chickenley JI&N School, partial - 3 classes closed;

Site: Follow: Share:
Open / Close