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Definition of Bias


  1. A weight on the side of the ball used in the game of bowls, or a tendency imparted to the ball, which turns it from a straight line.
  2. A leaning of the mind; propensity or prepossession toward an object or view, not leaving the mind indifferent; bent; inclination.
  3. A wedge-shaped piece of cloth taken out of a garment (as the waist of a dress) to diminish its circumference.
  4. A slant; a diagonal; as, to cut cloth on the bias.
  5. Inclined to one side; swelled on one side.
  6. Cut slanting or diagonally, as cloth.
  7. In a slanting manner; crosswise; obliquely; diagonally; as, to cut cloth bias.
  8. To incline to one side; to give a particular direction to; to influence; to prejudice; to prepossess.
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Bias Translations

bias in German is Vorspannung {f}, Ausrichtung {f}, Vorliebe {f}