Partially means part way, not complete. If you’ve partially completed a test when the bell rings, you better work faster to finish up next time!

A part is a portion of something, not the whole thing. Similarly, the word partially refers to a part of something only. A partially brick house is not all brick. Anything that is partially true is only true to some degree, like if you tell someone you’re in a band, but really you just carry the guitars. This word means about the same as partly, and the opposite word would be wholly or entirely.

Definitions of partially

adv in part; in some degree; not wholly

“He was partially paralyzed”
part, partly
all, altogether, completely, entirely, totally, whole, wholly
to a complete degree or to the full or entire extent (`whole' is often used informally for `wholly')

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