partially

adverb par·tial·ly \ ˈpär-sh(ə-)lē \
Updated on: 1 Dec 2017

Definition of partially

1 archaic : in a biased manner : with partiality
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.

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First Known Use of partially

15th century


PARTIALLY Defined for English Language Learners

partially

adverb

Definition of partially for English Language Learners

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



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