Definition of bias Pronunciation
1. Inclination towards something; predisposition, partiality, prejudice, preference, predilection
2. The diagonal line between warp and weft in a woven fabric
3. A wedge-shaped piece of cloth taken out of a garment (such as the waist of a dress) to diminish its circumference.
4. A voltage or current applied for example to a transistor electrode
5. 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
6. In the game of crown green 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.
7. To place bias upon; to influence.
Our prejudices bias our views.
8. Inclined to one side; swelled on one side.
9. Cut slanting or diagonally, as cloth.
10. In a slanting manner; crosswise; obliquely; diagonally.
To cut cloth bias
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English - English - bias Pronunciation
n. prejudice; tendency, leaning
v. prejudice, influence opinions
English - Spanish - bias Pronunciation
s. prejuicio, bies, discriminación, parcialidad, predisposición; inclinación, predilección, sesgo
v. predisponer, influenciar, llenar de prejuicios, polarizar; alterar, desestabilizar
English - French - bias Pronunciation
n. tendence, polarisation, parti pris, préjugé; biais; déviation; décentrement
v. altérer; rendre qqn partial; prédisposer; prévenir; influencer; polariser
English - German - bias Pronunciation
n. Neigung; Voreingenommenheit
v. beeinflussen
English - Italian - bias Pronunciation
s. pregiudizio; tendenza, inclinazione
v. influenzare
English - Portuguese - bias Pronunciation
s. preconceito; inclinação, propensão
v. induzir, influenciar
English - Russian - bias Pronunciation
с. уклон, наклон; пристрастие; склон, покатость; предубеждение, предвзятость, необъективность, тенденциозность; смещение; косая линия в ткани
г. склонять, настраивать, оказывать влияние, оказывать плохое влияние
English - Turkish - bias Pronunciation
s. verev, çapraz, meyilli
i. meyil, eğilim; verev, önyargı, sapma, yanılma, peşin hüküm, kıvrımlı yol (bowling)
zf. verev olarak, çapraz olarak, meyilli olarak
English - Dutch - bias Pronunciation
zn. vroegere kennis; draai
ww. verdraaien van kennis
English - Greek - bias Pronunciation
επίρ. λοξώς
ουσ. προκατάληψη, κλίση, προτίμηση, δυναμικό πολώσεως
ρήμ. προκαταλαμβάνω, προδιαθέτω, δημιουργώ προκατάληψη
English - Chinese - bias Pronunciation
(名) 偏见, 成见; 倾向, 趋势; 偏心; 偏爱
(动) 使存偏见
English - Chinese - bias Pronunciation
(名) 偏見, 成見; 傾向, 趨勢; 偏心; 偏愛
(動) 使存偏見
English - Japanese - bias Pronunciation
(動) 偏らせる; 偏見を抱かせる
(名) 心理的傾向; 先入観; 斜線
English - Korean - bias Pronunciation
명. 성향; 편견
동. 편견을 갖다
German - Chinese - bias Pronunciation

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Synonyms for bias
1. influence: bend, sway, dispose, incline, colour, predispose, prejudice
2. inclination: disposition, bent, tendency, proclivity, leaning, prejudice, partiality
Verb forms for bias
Present participle: biasing
Present: bias (3.person: biases)
Past: biased
Future: will bias
Present conditional: would bias
Present Perfect: have biased (3.person: has biased)
Past Perfect: had biased
Future Perfect: will have biased
Past conditional: would have biased