partiality

Definitions

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  • WordNet 3.6
    • n partiality an inclination to favor one group or view or opinion over alternatives
    • n partiality a predisposition to like something "he had a fondness for whiskey"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

A squirrel holding a partially eaten nut A squirrel holding a partially eaten nut
A monkey holding some partially eaten fruit A monkey holding some partially eaten fruit
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: A piece of French toast that was partially eaten by Justin Timberlake sold on eBay
    • Partiality A predilection or inclination to one thing rather than to others; special taste or liking; as, a partiality for poetry or painting.
    • Partiality The quality or state of being partial; inclination to favor one party, or one side of a question, more than the other; undue bias of mind.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Bill Gates house was partially designed using a Macintosh computer. new
    • n partiality The state or character of being partial. Inclination to favor one party or one side of a question more than the other; an undue bias of mind toward one party or side.
    • n partiality A special fondness; a stronger inclination to one person or thing than to others: with to or for: as, a partiality for poetry or painting.
    • n partiality A party; faction.
    • n partiality Synonyms Favoritism, unfairness
    • n partiality Liking, predilection, leaning, fancy.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: There is no element on Mendeleev's (the current) periodic table of elements abbreviated, either partially, or fully, with the letter J.
    • Partiality state or quality of being partial: liking for one thing more than for others
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Quotations

  • Thomas S. Kuhn
    Thomas S. Kuhn
    “Communication across the revolutionary divide is inevitably partial.”
  • Daisy Ashford
    Daisy Ashford
    “I am partial to ladies if they are nice. I suppose it is my nature. I am not quite a gentleman but you would hardly notice it.”
  • Gilbert K. Chesterton
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    “What people call impartiality may simply mean indifference, and what people call partiality may simply mean mental activity.”
  • Georg C. Lichtenberg
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    “Man is always partial and is quite right to be. Even impartiality is partial.”
  • James Tyler Kent
    James Tyler Kent
    “While Homeopathy itself is a perfect science, its truth is only partially known. The truth itself relates to the Divine, the knowledge relates to man.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “Some men have a necessity to be mean, as if they were exercising a faculty which they had to partially neglect since early childhood.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. partialité,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—Low L. partialis—L. pars, a part.

Usage

In literature:

The low grounds are level, fertile and partially timbered, but are not so wide as for a few days past.
"History of the Expedition under the Command of Captains Lewis and Clark, Vol. I." by Meriwether Lewis and William Clark
Your partiality for days of chivalry blinds you a little.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 54, No. 337, November, 1843" by Various
Thinking is a partial act.
"Essays" by Ralph Waldo Emerson
He pledged himself to pay a large war indemnity, and accepted a partial restitution of his Gascon lands.
"The History of England" by T.F. Tout
The world is not so partial and full of favoritism as we think.
"Life and Labors of Elder John Kline, the Martyr Missionary" by John Kline
People of her grade in society are always partial to a dilatory shillingworth.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 1, Complete" by Various
Remove from the fire and partially cool.
"Mrs. Wilson's Cook Book" by Mary A. Wilson
He could only linger a moment at the desk in an effort to catch a better view of her through the partially open door.
"Beth Norvell" by Randall Parrish
An infinite Goodness can be neither partial nor exclusive.
"Superstition In All Ages (1732)" by Jean Meslier
Slowly Hampton succeeded in uplifting his tired body and his reeling head, until he could sit partially upright and gaze unsteadily about.
"Bob Hampton of Placer" by Randall Parrish
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In poetry:

She went with morning from my door,
But left me richer than before;
Thenceforth I knew her voice of cheer,
The welcome of her partial ear.
"The Singer" by John Greenleaf Whittier
Now white and full the sails were spread,
And shone in the bright sun-beam;
A moment - all was dark and dead,
And gone was the partial gleam.
"The Gale" by Caroline Fry
Then Safety lit with partial beams
But the high-castled peaks of Force,
And Polity revers'd its streams,
And bade them flow but for their Source.
"The Progress Of The Rose" by Denis Florence MacCarthy
It may be that in age one seeks
Peace only: that the blood is brisker
In boy's veins, than in theirs whose cheeks
Are partially obscured by whisker;
"Gemini And Virgo" by Charles Stuart Calverley
In spiral roads, by long detours,
(As a much-tacking ship upon the sea,)
For it, the partial to the permanent flowing,
For it, the Real to the Ideal tends.
"Song Of The Universal" by Walt Whitman
So, whilst some treasur'd plant receives
Th' admiring florist's partial show'r,
The drops that tremble from its leaves
Oft feed some near uncultur'd flow'r.
"Lines To Health" by Sir John Carr

In news:

Here's just a partial discography of his work.
Sebadoh has become a critical and underground favorite, partially on the strength of its intimate sonic portraits, crafted mostly by frontman Lou Barlow.
ELIZABETH — A partially decomposed body discovered Monday afternoon in Elizabeth is a homicide, authorities said today.
Kenner police arrested a mother, aunt and grandmother on Thursday after leaving a 10-month-old child and a dog locked in a car with the window partially open while they shopped.
In parts of the Rolling Plains and South Plains, despite a partial rollback of the drought, the outlook for some crops remained dire.
The rehab and partial demolition of the former Pennington Place apartment complex on Richmond Road at New Circle Road continued on Tuesday.
Like many a household, ours houses stashes of old, partially full paint cans.
A video game comes to partial life in 'Tekken,' we reckon.
The Commerce Department reported Wednesday that consumer spending fell for a fifth straight month in November, and Americans' incomes dropped as well, partially reflecting massive job layoffs.
Sales tax holiday in Texas Here are partial lists of school supplies and clothing and footwear eligible for a sales tax exemption in Texas from Friday-Aug 19.
Partially Treated' Waste Continues Pouring Into New York Harbor After Sandy.
Disney has unveiled a partial list of its narrators for this year's Candlelight Processional , a holiday tradition at Epcot.
Democrats partial to two- prong attack.
Partial Transcript of Radical Cleric's Tape.
Where an employee has made a partial recantation , we will recommit his case for additional findings.
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In science:

An affine partial function on V is a partial function fA,w : V → V of the form vf = vA + w,where A : V → V is a partial linear transformation, that is a linear transformation whose domain is an affine subspace of V and range an affine subspace of V and w ∈ V .
Subgroups of free idempotent generated semigroups need not be free
Each element (Ri , Lj ) is also represented as an affine partial function, namely the partial function whose domain is Ri and sends all points in its domain to Lj .
Subgroups of free idempotent generated semigroups need not be free
However, a general TM does not have to halt on each possible input, leaving its output undefined. A function on a set S whose domain is not the whole S is called a partial function. A TM is thus computing some partial function φM : S → S }.
Local Hamiltonians in Quantum Computation
Theorem 5 A partial function from N to N is partial computable iff its graph is equivalent to a Σ1 LA -formula.
Every Computably Enumerable Random Real Is Provably Computably Enumerable Random
Then, in addition to all the worlds already totally (i.e., α(t, W ) = 1) or partially (i.e., α(t, W ) < 1) contributing to t’s Global-Topk probability when evaluating Rp under s, some other worlds may now totally or partially contribute to t’s Global-Topk probability.
Semantics and Evaluation of Top-k Queries in Probabilistic Databases
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