- 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.
SYNONYMS FOR bias
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Idioms for bias
- in the diagonal direction of the cloth.
- out of line; slanting.
Origin of bias
synonym study for bias
OTHER WORDS FROM biassub·bi·as, nounsu·per·bi·as, noun
Definition for bias (2 of 2)
Example sentences from the Web for bias
Koenig has not been a sterile, objective narrator; she has openly voiced her biases, concerns, and gut feelings all along.Adnan Killed Her! No, Jay Did It! Serial’s Uncertain, True-to-Reality End|Emily Shire|December 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Those who are by definition free of the biases that come with living near or working with those entrusted to protect us.
Each of us believes what we choose to believe, and facts have become bricks to shore up the fortress of our own biases.
At its worst, The Stranger merely recycles the biases, conventional wisdom, and cynical bitterness of inside-the-beltway habitués.
But it quickly becomes clear how their biases so blind them that they fail to ask far more critical questions.
The biases are all right; the sleeves will want altering, Miss Scudder.The Minister's Wooing|Harriet Beecher Stowe
Biases that had held one another in check now, temporarily at least, reinforce one another, and constitute a unified attitude.Human Nature and Conduct|John Dewey
Pray look at the thing reasonably a moment, laying aside all biases of education and custom.Mark Twain, A Biography, 1835-1910, Complete|Albert Bigelow Paine
Some things enter by way of the imagination, stimulated by emotional preferences and biases.Essays in Experimental Logic|John Dewey
The biases which may operate upon him will not be so likely to extend to the representatives of the people in that body.A Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents|James D. Richardson
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)