partway

[ pahrt-wey, -wey ]
/ ˈpɑrtˈweɪ, -ˌweɪ /

adverb

at or to a part of the way or distance: Shall I walk you partway? I'm already partway home.
in some degree or part; partly; partially: hopes that were only partway realized.

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Origin of partway

First recorded in 1855–60; part + way1
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British Dictionary definitions for partway

partway
/ (ˈpɑːtˌweɪ) /

adverb

some of the way; partlyI stopped reading partway through the chapter
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