not biased or prejudiced; fair; impartial.

Also especially British, un·bi·assed.

Origin of unbiased

First recorded in 1600–10; un-1 + biased
Related formsun·bi·ased·ly, adverb

Synonyms for unbiased

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Examples from the Web for unbiasedly

Historical Examples of unbiasedly

  • As if the child did not look at the Bible "rightly and unbiasedly" when it makes it a plaything.

  • Then the wise advice makes itself heard again at once, You must only look at it "rightly, unbiasedly," etc.

British Dictionary definitions for unbiasedly




having no bias or prejudice; fair or impartial
  1. (of a sample) not affected by any extraneous factors, conflated variables, or selectivity which influence its distribution; random
  2. (of an estimator) having an expected value equal to the parameter being estimated; having zero bias
  3. Also called: discriminatory(of a significance test). Having a power greater than the predetermined significance level
Derived Formsunbiasedly or unbiassedly, adverbunbiasedness or unbiassedness, noun
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Word Origin and History for unbiasedly



c.1600, literal, in reference to throws at bowls, from un- (1) "not" + biased. Figurative sense of "impartial, unprejudiced" is recorded from 1640s.

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