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Idioms about bias

    on the bias,
    1. in the diagonal direction of the cloth.
    2. out of line; slanting.

Origin of bias

1520–30; <Middle French biais oblique <Old Provençal, probably <Vulgar Latin *(e)bigassius<Greek epikársios oblique, equivalent to epi-epi- + -karsios oblique

synonym study for bias

1. Bias, prejudice mean a strong inclination of the mind or a preconceived opinion about something or someone. A bias may be favorable or unfavorable: bias in favor of or against an idea. Prejudice implies a preformed judgment even more unreasoning than bias, and usually implies an unfavorable opinion: prejudice against people of another religion.

OTHER WORDS FROM bias

sub·bi·as, nounsu·per·bi·as, noun

Other definitions for bias (2 of 2)

Bias
[ bahy-uhs ]
/ ˈbaɪ əs /

noun
flourished 570 b.c., Greek philosopher, born in Ionia.
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British Dictionary definitions for bias

Derived forms of bias

biased or biassed, adjective

Word Origin for bias

C16: from Old French biais, from Old Provençal, perhaps ultimately from Greek epikarsios oblique
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