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Noun: bias  bI-us
  1. A partiality that prevents objective consideration of an issue or situation
    - prejudice, preconception
     
  2. A line or cut across a fabric that is not at right angles to a side of the fabric
    - diagonal
     
  3. (statistics) the difference between the expectation value of an estimator and the true value
Verb: bias (biased,biasing,biases, also biassed,biassing)  bI-us
  1. Influence in an unfair way
    "you are biasing my choice by telling me yours"
     
  2. Cause to be biased
    - predetermine
Adjective: bias  bI-us
  1. Slanting diagonally across the grain of a fabric
    "a bias fold"

Derived forms: biased, biassing, biases, biassed, biasing

See also: oblique

Type of: partiality, partisanship, prejudice, prepossess, straight line

Encyclopedia: Bias, Punjab