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Bias vs. Stereotype

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Biasnoun

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

Stereotypenoun

A conventional, formulaic, and often oversimplified or exaggerated conception, opinion, or image of (a person).

Biasnoun

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

Stereotypenoun

(psychology) A person who is regarded as embodying or conforming to a set image or type.

Biasnoun

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

Stereotypenoun

(printing) A metal printing plate cast from a matrix moulded from a raised printing surface.

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.

Stereotypenoun

An extensibility mechanism of the Unified Modeling Language, allowing a new element to be derived from an existing one with added specializations.

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.

Stereotypeverb

(transitive) To make a stereotype of someone or something, or characterize someone by a stereotype.

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.

Stereotypeverb

(transitive) To prepare for printing in stereotype; to produce stereotype plates of.

‘to stereotype the Bible’;

Biasnoun

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

Stereotypeverb

(transitive) To print from a stereotype.

Biasverb

(transitive) To place bias upon; to influence.

‘Our prejudices bias our views.’;

Stereotypeverb

To make firm or permanent; to fix.

Biasverb

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Stereotypenoun

A plate forming an exact faximile of a page of type or of an engraving, used in printing books, etc.; specifically, a plate with type-metal face, used for printing.

Biasadjective

Inclined to one side; swelled on one side.

Stereotypenoun

The art or process of making such plates, or of executing work by means of them.

Biasadjective

Cut slanting or diagonally, as cloth.

Stereotypeverb

To prepare for printing in stereotype; to make the stereotype plates of; as, to stereotype the Bible.

Biasadverb

In a slanting manner; crosswise; obliquely; diagonally.

‘to cut cloth bias’;

Stereotypeverb

Fig.: To make firm or permanent; to fix.

‘Powerful causes tending to stereotype and aggravate the poverty of old conditions.’;

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.’;

Stereotypenoun

a conventional or formulaic conception or image;

‘regional stereotypes have been part of America since its founding’;

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.’;

Stereotypeverb

treat or classify according to a mental stereotype;

‘I was stereotyped as a lazy Southern European’;

Biasnoun

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

Stereotypenoun

a widely held but fixed and oversimplified image or idea of a particular type of person or thing

‘sexual and racial stereotypes’; ‘the stereotype of the woman as the carer’;

Biasnoun

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

Stereotypenoun

a person or thing that conforms to a widely held but oversimplified image of the class or type to which they belong

‘don't treat anyone as a stereotype’;

Biasadjective

Inclined to one side; swelled on one side.

Stereotypenoun

a relief printing plate cast in a mould made from composed type or an original plate.

Biasadjective

Cut slanting or diagonally, as cloth.

Stereotypeverb

view or represent as a stereotype

‘the city is too easily stereotyped as an industrial wasteland’;

Biasadverb

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

Stereotype

In social psychology, a stereotype is a generalized belief about a particular category of people. It is an expectation that people might have about every person of a particular group.

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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