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pertaining to or having the characteristics of a part of something.

partial budget
see partial budget.
partial pressure
the pressure exerted by a specific gas in a mixture of gases. Because the amount of the gas dissolved in a liquid is proportional to the pressure of the gas on the fluid the concentration of a gas in a fluid is expressed as its partial pressure.
partial thromboplastin time (PTT)
see activated partial thromboplastin time.

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Q. Has anyone had a minimally invasive partial knee replacement? How did it go and are you pleased? I will be having one in the next few weeks and would just like some input. Thanks...

A. Hmm... Never underwent it myself, but you may read some more here:

and you may also watch it here:

Take care,

Q. Is ligament heating better than an arthroscopic surgery? I have a partial tear in my left knee (acl) and they wanna operate on me. I heard heating it can solve the problem. is it true?

A. i never heard of "ligament heating" from what i know- ligament has limited ability to regenerate. if partially torn it may need only physiotherapy and care. but if it's torn more then it can heal by itself- you need surgery. this is why there's orthopedics- to evaluate the situation, give you a diagnosis and the recommended treatment. it's always good to second guess because they are only human. you can ask other orthopedics and see what they say.

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With my aversion to this cat, however, its partiality for myself seemed to increase.
She spoke to Henry Tilney on the subject, regretting his brother's evident partiality for Miss Thorpe, and entreating him to make known her prior engagement.
Pierre had but to show a partiality for anything to get just what he liked done always.
I might point to the profound intellectual depth of certain pieces as its characteristic, or, equally, to the traces here and there of an apparent carelessness of workmanship; or, yet again, to the new and very marked partiality for scenes and situations of English and modern rather than medieval and foreign life.
Every person made some malicious comment or other on the occasion, and reflected on the partiality of the justice.
Meanwhile, the Islamabad administration, on directives of the Interior Ministry, asked the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) to share evidences regarding its partiality in the upcoming local government (LG) elections.
He said that he had discussed the issues of partiality and favouritism in the local bodies' elections with Asif Karmani and other high-ups of the party but tickets were issued to land mafias and their supporters.
Even in small ways, partiality and preferential treatment--especially based on ethnicity, class, or nationality--is dangerous.
He had leveled allegations of irregularities and partiality against the four members of the ECP.
We don't have any problem with this concept but then there should be no partiality.
Come on Barry, it's time to park your partiality due to your family connection with the elder Miliband firmly in the past.
Jewish community leaders expressed "grave concern" about the perceived partiality of the conference, which organizers said was "a ground-breaking historical event on the road towards justice and peace in historic Palestine.

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