partial yielding


Senior Member
Compromise (n.)
settlement reached by a partial yielding on both sides
At first, the union and management were far apart on wages, but they finally came to a compromise.
Source: vocabulary for the high school student

The blue part doesn't make sense to me because they both are adjective.

partial = not complete
yielding = willing to agree

You see my confusion? What does the blue part exactly mean? I can't understand it.

Thank you.
  • DonnyB

    Sixties Mod
    English UK Southern Standard English
    It's a gerund, from the verb "to yield".

    So "a ... yielding" counts grammatically as a noun there and can thus be qualified by the adjective "partial". :)


    Senior Member
    Thank you but yielding has many meanings. What does it mean in my context?
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