Associations to the word «Bias»


BIAS, noun. (countable) (uncountable) inclination towards something; predisposition, partiality, prejudice, preference, predilection
BIAS, noun. (countable) (textiles) the diagonal line between warp and weft in a woven fabric
BIAS, noun. (countable) (textiles) A wedge-shaped piece of cloth taken out of a garment (such as the waist of a dress) to diminish its circumference.
BIAS, noun. (electronics) a voltage or current applied for example to a transistor electrode
BIAS, noun. (statistics) the difference between the expectation of the sample estimator and the true population value, which reduces the representativeness of the estimator by systematically distorting it
BIAS, noun. (sports) In the game of crown green bowls: a weight added to one side of a bowl so that as it rolls, it will follow a curved rather than a straight path; the oblique line followed by such a bowl; the lopsided shape or structure of such a bowl.
BIAS, verb. (transitive) To place bias upon; to influence.
BIAS, adjective. Inclined to one side; swelled on one side.
BIAS, adjective. Cut slanting or diagonally, as cloth.
BIAS, adverb. In a slanting manner; crosswise; obliquely; diagonally.
BIAS, proper noun. A taxonomic genus within the family Platysteiridae   — the black-and-white shrike-flycatcher.
BIAS, proper noun. One of the Seven Sages of Greece from Priene living in the 6th century BC.
BIAS DISTORTION, noun. Distortion in an electronic circuit caused by the potential applied across elements to provide a zero signal.
BIAS TAPE, noun. (textiles) A narrow strip of fabric, cut on the bias, used in making piping, binding seams, finishing raw edges, etc.

Dictionary definition

BIAS, noun. A partiality that prevents objective consideration of an issue or situation.
BIAS, noun. A line or cut across a fabric that is not at right angles to a side of the fabric.
BIAS, verb. Influence in an unfair way; "you are biasing my choice by telling me yours".
BIAS, verb. Cause to be biased.
BIAS, adjective. Slanting diagonally across the grain of a fabric; "a bias fold".

Wise words

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Aldous Huxley