1 of or forming a part; not complete 部分的; 不完全的
*a partial recovery, eg after an illness 部分复原
* Our holiday was only a partial success. 我们的假日过得只能说是差强人意.
* a partial eclipse of the sun 日偏食.
2 [usu pred 通常作表语] ~ (towards sb/sth) showing too much favour to one person or side; biased 偏心; 偏向; 偏袒
*The referee was accused of being partial (towards the home team). 裁判受指责（对本地队）偏心. Cf 参看 impartial.
3 [pred 作表语] ~ to sb/sth having a strong liking for sb/sth 偏爱某人[某事物]的
*He's (rather) partial to a glass of brandyafter dinner. 他（很）爱饭後喝一杯白兰地.
not complete The exhibition was only a partial success. a partial solution to traffic congestion in Oxfordbe partial to sthformal
to like something very much I'm very partial to cream cakes.
unfairly supporting one person or one group against another
1. The film was only a partial success. 这部电影仅仅是部分成功。
2. Reading is only a partial solution, for the monotonous rhythm of the wheels clicking on the rails soon lulls you to sleep. 看书只能解决部分问题。车轮与铁轨间单调的嘎喳声很快就会送你进入梦乡。