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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.
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Partial support for this research was provided by the National Key Research and Development Plan through Grant 2016YFC1402304, the Key Research and Development Plan of Shandong Province through Grants 2016ZDJS09A02 and ZR2016AB16, and the National Natural Science Foundation of China through Grant 41606006.
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