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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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An assessment by the Department of Disaster Management shows at least 450km roads and highways have been damaged among 21,576.10 kms of national highways, regional highways and district highways while some 40 km of railways, out of 2877.10 kms, have been battered by the current spell of flooding, Besides, over 389km roads have been damaged completely and over 6634km roads have been partially dilapidated in 10 districts.
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