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bias

bi·as

bias

 
pronunciation:
baI ihs
parts of speech:
noun, verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a line diagonal to the grain of a woven cloth.
Cut the fabric on the bias.
similar words:
angle, inclination, slope, tilt
definition 2: an opinion or liking that does not let one be fair; prejudice.
The teacher did not show bias to either of the fighting students.
 
synonyms:
inclination, prejudice
antonyms:
impartiality
similar words:
favor, proneness, tendency
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: biased, biases, biasing
definition: to make biased.
His good manners biased the boss in his favor.
synonyms:
prejudice
similar words:
color, influence, sway, warp
derivations: biased (adj.), biasedly (adv.)
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