partially

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adverb par·tial·ly \ˈpär-sh(ə-)lē\

Definition of partially

  1. 1 archaic :  in a biased manner :  with partiality

  2. 2 :  to some extent :  in some degree was only partially successful The building was partially destroyed in the fire.

Examples of partially in a sentence

  1. I guess I'm partially responsible for what happened.

  2. He only partially explained his reason for leaving.

  3. The building was partially destroyed in the fire.

15th Century

First Known Use of partially

15th century


PARTIALLY Defined for English Language Learners

partially

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adverb par·tial·ly \ˈpär-sh(ə-)lē\

Definition of partially for English Language Learners

  • : somewhat but not completely : to some extent or in some degree



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