total vs partial

total

Definitions

verb

  1. determine the sum of
  2. damage beyond the point of repair
  3. add up in number or quantity

noun

  1. the whole amount
  2. a quantity obtained by the addition of a group of numbers

adjective

  1. complete in extent or degree and in every particular
  2. constituting the full quantity or extent; complete

Examples

The magnificent 18 th-century mansion is set in private landscaped grounds at the edge of the town, opposite the golf links and West Sands but totally screened by trees, woods and 18-foot high lodge gates.

I was totally expecting you to say that you read a section looking for the miscut part and got yourself hideously freaked out for the bike ride home.

A good few fish remained in the fishery, and the total catch for the week was 14.

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partial

Definitions

noun

  1. the derivative of a function of two or more variables with respect to a single variable while the other variables are considered to be constant
  2. a harmonic with a frequency that is a multiple of the fundamental frequency

adjective

  1. (followed by `of' or `to') having a strong preference or liking for
  2. showing favoritism
  3. being or affecting only a part; not total

Examples

Moreover, she is being asked to do this while remaining scrupulously impartial and keeping the viewer entertained with talk of trade deals, tariffs and employment figures.

If you're partial to poultry, the Nostos Special is a good bet at $7.95 for a grilled half chicken and $14.95 for a whole one.

A partially blind, poor, black man with little or no book learning outside of the Bible heard a call.

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