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Idioms for part

Origin of part

First recorded before 1000; (noun) Middle English (from Old French, from Latin ), Old English, from Latin part- (stem of pars ) “piece, portion”; (verb) Middle English parten, from Old French partir, from Latin partīre, derivative of pars
1. Part, piece, portion, segment, section, fraction, fragment refer to something that is less than the whole. Part is the general word: part of a house. A piece suggests a part which is itself a complete unit or it may mean an irregular fragment: a piece of pie; a piece of a broken vase. A portion is a part allotted or assigned to a person, purpose, etc.: a portion of food. A segment is often a part into which something separates naturally: a segment of an orange. Section suggests a relatively substantial, clearly separate part that fits closely with other parts to form a whole: a section of a fishing rod, a book. Fraction suggests a less substantial but still clearly delimited part, often separate from other parts: a fraction of his former income. Fragment suggests a broken, inconsequential, incomplete part, with irregular or imprecise outlines or boundaries: a fragment of broken pottery, of information.
mul·ti·part, adjectivesubpart, noun

Definition for part (2 of 2)

part.

abbreviation

participial.
participle.
particular.
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British Dictionary definitions for part (1 of 2)

part
/ (pɑːt) /

noun

verb

adverb

to some extent; partly
See also parts
C13: via Old French from Latin partīre to divide, from pars a part

British Dictionary definitions for part (2 of 2)

part.

abbreviation for

participle
particular
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Medical definitions for part

part
[ pärt ]

n.

A portion, division, piece, or segment of a whole.
Any of several equal portions or fractions that can constitute a whole or into which a whole can be divided.
An organ, member, or other division of an organism.
An anatomical part; pars.
parts The external genitalia.
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Idioms and Phrases with part

part

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