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    Does "if" here means the same as "if not"?

    Here the sentence:
    It has strong, if partial, analogies--family resemblances--with the screen memory, the dream, and the neurotic symptom: . . .

    I'm not quite sure what "if" here means. Is it another way to say "if not" ? Thanks.

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    Re: Does "if" here means the same as "if not"?

    I am not a teacher.

    No, if "if" actually meant "if not" the phrase would mean the analogies are not partial but they are strong.

    I think it means "albeit". Though they are only partial, they are nevertheless strong...

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