- a slight bulge or greater weight on one side of the ball or bowl.
- the curved course made by such a ball when rolled.
verb (used with object), bi·ased, bi·as·ing or (especially British) bi·assed, bi·as·sing.
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Idioms for bias
- in the diagonal direction of the cloth.
- out of line; slanting.
Origin of bias
SYNONYMS FOR bias
synonym study for bias
OTHER WORDS FROM biassub·bi·as, nounsu·per·bi·as, noun
Words nearby bias
Definition for bias (2 of 2)
Example sentences from the Web for bias
Unless there is “a clear national security or law enforcement need,” the bias would lean toward disclosure.
“There was definitely some bias built up there that was based on my past success and previous exposure,” he says.Nick Jonas Is All Grown Up, Clutching His Penis and Everything|Kevin Fallon|October 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
A basic fact will remain: The bias, whatever its components, is nauseating.Why the Right Thinks Obama’s a Narcissist—and Why They’re Wrong|John McWhorter|September 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I asked Ferris if there was a bias or a hesitancy to recruit Native American kids.Native American Basketball Team in Wyoming Have Hoop Dreams Of Their Own|Robert Silverman|August 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
This highlights the problem with much of the research out there, which is bias.
The bias of his character, the visions of his reveries, and the cast of his figure and physiognomy, were decidedly military.The Entail|John Galt
Nature intended him to play at bowls, and therefore clapt a bias upon him.Curiosities of Literature, Vol. II (of 3)|Isaac Disraeli
The rifle was laid in the blanket somewhat on a bias to the rectangle blanket form.Warren Commission (2 of 26): Hearings Vol. II (of 15)|The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
Trace the girl and boy (Fig. 455) on bias cloth as you did the frog.Indoor and Outdoor Recreations for Girls|Lina Beard
Vasari's bias against the Umbrian master is too marked for any of his attacks to be accepted without corroboration.
British Dictionary definitions for bias
- a bulge or weight inside one side of a bowl
- the curved course of such a bowl on the green
- an extraneous latent influence on, unrecognized conflated variable in, or selectivity in a sample which influences its distribution and so renders it unable to reflect the desired population parameters
- if T is an estimator of the parameter θ, the expected value of (T–θ)