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Bias vs. Bigotry — What's the Difference?

Bias vs. Bigotry — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Bias and Bigotry

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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.
Apr 21, 2023

Bigotry

The attitude, state of mind, or behavior characteristic of a bigot; intolerance.
Apr 21, 2023

Bias

A line going diagonally across the grain of fabric
Cut the cloth on the bias.
Apr 21, 2023

Bigotry

Characteristic qualities of a bigot: (especially religious, anti-religious or racial) intolerant prejudice, opinionatedness, or fanaticism; fanatic intolerance.
Apr 21, 2023

Bias

A preference or an inclination, especially one that inhibits impartial judgment.
Apr 21, 2023
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Bigotry

(dated) Obstinate prejudice or opinionatedness.
Apr 21, 2023

Bias

An unfair act or policy stemming from prejudice.
Apr 21, 2023

Bigotry

The state of mind of a bigot; obstinate and unreasoning attachment of one's own belief and opinions, with narrow-minded intolerance of beliefs opposed to them.
Apr 21, 2023

Bias

A statistical sampling or testing error caused by systematically favoring some outcomes over others.
Apr 21, 2023

Bigotry

The practice or tenets of a bigot.
Apr 21, 2023

Bias

A weight or irregularity in a ball that causes it to swerve, as in lawn bowling.
Apr 21, 2023

Bigotry

The intolerance and prejudice of a bigot
Apr 21, 2023

Bias

The tendency of such a ball to swerve.
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Bias

The fixed voltage applied to an electrode.
Apr 21, 2023

Bias

Slanting or diagonal; oblique
A bias fold.
Apr 21, 2023

Bias

To influence in a particular, typically unfair direction.
Apr 21, 2023

Bias

To apply a small voltage to (a grid).
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Bias

Inclination towards something.
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Bias

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

A wedge-shaped piece of cloth taken out of a garment (such as the waist of a dress) to diminish its circumference.
Apr 21, 2023

Bias

(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.
Apr 21, 2023

Bias

(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.
Apr 21, 2023

Bias

(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.
Apr 21, 2023

Bias

(South Korean idol fandom) A person's favourite member of a K-pop band.
Apr 21, 2023

Bias

(transitive) To place bias upon; to influence.
Our prejudices bias our views.
Apr 21, 2023

Bias

(electronics) To give a bias to.
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Bias

Inclined to one side; swelled on one side.
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Bias

Cut slanting or diagonally, as cloth.
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Bias

In a slanting manner; crosswise; obliquely; diagonally.
To cut cloth bias
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Bias

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.
Apr 21, 2023

Bias

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.
Apr 21, 2023

Bias

A wedge-shaped piece of cloth taken out of a garment (as the waist of a dress) to diminish its circumference.
Apr 21, 2023

Bias

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

Inclined to one side; swelled on one side.
Apr 21, 2023

Bias

Cut slanting or diagonally, as cloth.
Apr 21, 2023

Bias

In a slanting manner; crosswise; obliquely; diagonally; as, to cut cloth bias.
Apr 21, 2023

Bias

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.
Apr 21, 2023

Bias

A partiality that prevents objective consideration of an issue or situation
Apr 21, 2023

Bias

A line or cut across a fabric that is not at right angles to a side of the fabric
Apr 21, 2023

Bias

Influence in an unfair way;
You are biasing my choice by telling me yours
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Bias

Cause to be biased
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Bias

Slanting diagonally across the grain of a fabric;
A bias fold
Apr 21, 2023

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