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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

Science is the search for truth, that is the effort to understand the world: it involves the rejection of bias, of dogma, of revelation, but not the rejection of morality.
Linus Pauling

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

'Halal in the Family' will expose a broad audience to some of the realities of being Muslim in America. By using satire, we will encourage people to reconsider their assumptions about Muslims, while providing a balm to those experiencing anti-Muslim bias. I also hope those Uncles and Aunties out there will crack a smile!
Aasif Mandvi

I'm not asking that people accept homosexuality. I'm not asking that they believe like I do that it's inborn. I'm not asking that. All I'm saying is don't let these children suffer without a family because of your bias.
Rosie O'Donnell

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
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Bias Translations

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