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Definition of Bias

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.

Bias Quotations

All of us show bias when it comes to what information we take in. We typically focus on anything that agrees with the outcome we want.
Noreena Hertz

The way to Heaven is ascending; we must be content to travel uphill, though it be hard and tiresome, and contrary to the natural bias of our flesh.
Jonathan Edwards

My point is that perceptual bias can affect nut jobs and scientists alike. If we hold too rigidly to what we think we know, we ignore or avoid evidence of anything that might change our mind.
Martha Beck

Everybody is sitting around saying, 'Well, jeez, we need somebody to solve this problem of bias.' That somebody is us. We all have to try to figure out a better way to get along.
Wilma Mankiller

I'm not telling women to be like men. I'm telling us to evaluate what men and women do in the workforce and at home without the gender bias.
Sheryl Sandberg
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Bias Translations

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