Bias - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈbaɪəs|  American pronunciation of the word bias
Brit.  |ˈbaɪəs|  British pronunciation of the word bias

noun

- a partiality that prevents objective consideration of an issue or situation (syn: preconception, prejudice)
- a line or cut across a fabric that is not at right angles to a side of the fabric (syn: diagonal)

verb

- influence in an unfair way
- cause to be biased (syn: predetermine)

adjective

- slanting diagonally across the grain of a fabric

Examples

He showed a bias toward a few workers in particular.

Do they have a bias against women?

The company was accused of racial bias.

The decision was made without bias.

She showed no bias toward older clients.

a student with a strong bias towards the arts

...made of fabric cut bias...

I don't want to bias you against the movie, but I thought the book was much better.

The circumstances could bias the results of the survey.

All skirts are cut with a curved bias.

My parents are biased against popular music before they even hear it.

Students were evaluated without bias.

It's clear that the company has a bias against women and minorities.

Lydia has a strong artistic bias.

Several factors could have biased the results of the study.

Word forms

verb
I/you/we/they: bias
he/she/it: biases or biasses
present participle: biasing or biassing
past tense: biased or biassed
past participle: biased or biassed
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