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Prejudice vs. Bias

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Prejudicenoun

(countable) An adverse judgment or opinion formed beforehand or without knowledge of the facts.

Biasnoun

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

Prejudicenoun

(countable) Any preconceived opinion or feeling, whether positive or negative.

Biasnoun

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

Prejudicenoun

(countable) An irrational hostile attitude, fear or hatred towards a particular group, race or religion.

‘I am free of all prejudices. I hate everyone equally.’;

Biasnoun

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

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Prejudicenoun

(obsolete) Knowledge formed in advance; foresight, presaging.

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.

Prejudicenoun

(obsolete) Mischief; hurt; damage; injury; detriment.

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.

Prejudiceverb

(transitive) To have a negative impact on (someone's position, chances etc.).

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.

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Prejudiceverb

(transitive) To cause prejudice in; to bias the mind of.

Biasnoun

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

Prejudicenoun

Foresight.

‘Naught might hinder his quick prejudize.’;

Biasverb

(transitive) To place bias upon; to influence.

‘Our prejudices bias our views.’;

Prejudicenoun

An opinion or judgment formed without due examination; prejudgment; a leaning toward one side of a question from other considerations than those belonging to it; an unreasonable predilection for, or objection against, anything; especially, an opinion or leaning adverse to anything, without just grounds, or before sufficient knowledge.

‘Though often misled by prejudice and passion, he was emphatically an honest man.’;

Biasverb

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Prejudicenoun

A bias on the part of judge, juror, or witness which interferes with fairness of judgment.

Biasadjective

Inclined to one side; swelled on one side.

Prejudicenoun

Mischief; hurt; damage; injury; detriment.

‘England and France might, through their amity,Breed him some prejudice.’;

Biasadjective

Cut slanting or diagonally, as cloth.

Prejudiceverb

To cause to have prejudice; to prepossess with opinions formed without due knowledge or examination; to bias the mind of, by hasty and incorrect notions; to give an unreasonable bent to, as to one side or the other of a cause; as, to prejudice a critic or a juryman.

‘Suffer not any beloved study to prejudice your mind so far as to despise all other learning.’;

Biasadverb

In a slanting manner; crosswise; obliquely; diagonally.

‘to cut cloth bias’;

Prejudiceverb

To obstruct or injure by prejudices, or by previous bias of the mind; hence, generally, to hurt; to damage; to injure; to impair; as, to prejudice a good cause.

‘Seek how may prejudice the foe.’;

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.’;

Prejudicenoun

a partiality that prevents objective consideration of an issue or situation

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.’;

Prejudiceverb

disadvantage by prejudice

Biasnoun

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

Prejudiceverb

influence (somebody's) opinion in advance

Biasnoun

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

Prejudice

Prejudice can be an affective feeling towards a person based on their perceived group membership. The word is often used to refer to a preconceived (usually unfavourable) evaluation or classification of another person based on that person's perceived political affiliation, sex, gender, beliefs, values, social class, age, disability, religion, sexuality, race, ethnicity, language, nationality, complexion, beauty, height, occupation, wealth, education, criminality, sport-team affiliation, music tastes or other personal characteristics.The word can also refer to unfounded or pigeonholed beliefs and it may apply to .

‘prejudice’; ‘any unreasonable attitude that is unusually resistant to rational influence’;

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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