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Bias vs. Biased

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Biasnoun

Inclination towards something; predisposition, partiality, prejudice, preference, predilection.

Biasedverb

simple past tense and past participle of bias

‘She biased them against him for no apparent reason.’;

Biasnoun

The diagonal line between warp and weft in a woven fabric.

Biasedadjective

exhibiting bias; prejudiced

‘The newspaper gave a biased account of the incident.’;

Biasnoun

A wedge-shaped piece of cloth taken out of a garment (such as the waist of a dress) to diminish its circumference.

Biasedadjective

angled at a slant

‘The table had a biased edge.’;

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Biasnoun

(electronics) A voltage or current applied to an electronic device, such as a transistor electrode, to move its operating point to a desired part of its transfer function.

Biasedadjective

(electrical engineering) on which an electrical bias is applied

Biasnoun

(statistics) The difference between the expectation of the sample estimator and the true population value, which reduces the representativeness of the estimator by systematically distorting it.

Biasedadjective

(statistics) exhibiting a systematic distortion of results due to a factor not allowed for in its derivation.

Biasnoun

(sports) In the games of crown green bowls and lawn bowls: a weight added to one side of a bowl so that as it rolls, it will follow a curved rather than a straight path; the oblique line followed by such a bowl; the lopsided shape or structure of such a bowl. In lawn bowls, the curved course is caused only by the shape of the bowl. The use of weights is prohibited.

Biasedadjective

favoring one person or side over another;

‘a biased account of the trial’; ‘a decision that was partial to the defendant’;

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Biasnoun

(fandom slang) A person's favourite member of a K-pop band.

Biasedadjective

excessively devoted to one faction

Biasverb

(transitive) To place bias upon; to influence.

‘Our prejudices bias our views.’;

Biasverb

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Biasadjective

Inclined to one side; swelled on one side.

Biasadjective

Cut slanting or diagonally, as cloth.

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Biasadverb

In a slanting manner; crosswise; obliquely; diagonally.

‘to cut cloth bias’;

Biasnoun

A weight on the side of the ball used in the game of bowls, or a tendency imparted to the ball, which turns it from a straight line.

‘Being ignorant that there is a concealed bias within the spheroid, which will . . . swerve away.’;

Biasnoun

A leaning of the mind; propensity or prepossession toward an object or view, not leaving the mind indifferent; bent; inclination.

‘Strong love is a bias upon the thoughts.’; ‘Morality influences men's lives, and gives a bias to all their actions.’;

Biasnoun

A wedge-shaped piece of cloth taken out of a garment (as the waist of a dress) to diminish its circumference.

Biasnoun

A slant; a diagonal; as, to cut cloth on the bias.

Biasadjective

Inclined to one side; swelled on one side.

Biasadjective

Cut slanting or diagonally, as cloth.

Biasadverb

In a slanting manner; crosswise; obliquely; diagonally; as, to cut cloth bias.

Biasverb

To incline to one side; to give a particular direction to; to influence; to prejudice; to prepossess.

‘Me it had not biased in the one direction, nor should it have biased any just critic in the counter direction.’;

Biasnoun

a partiality that prevents objective consideration of an issue or situation

Biasnoun

a line or cut across a fabric that is not at right angles to a side of the fabric

Biasverb

influence in an unfair way;

‘you are biasing my choice by telling me yours’;

Biasverb

cause to be biased

Biasadjective

slanting diagonally across the grain of a fabric;

‘a bias fold’;

Bias

Bias is a disproportionate weight in favor of or against an idea or thing, usually in a way that is closed-minded, prejudicial, or unfair. Biases can be innate or learned.

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