Jul
18
2013

bias

Posted in Academic Vocabulary of the Day by admin2

baI @s

noun
definition 1:  a line diagonal to the grain, especially that of a woven fabric.
example:  Cut the fabric on the bias.

definition 2:  an inclination or preference that influences judgment; prejudice.
exampleThe report showed a strong bias in favor of the factory owners.
example:  The decision reflected bias on the part of the judges.

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Collocation:  Words often used in combination with the noun bias (definition 2)

VERB + bias:    show ~ , introduce ~ (e.g., The defense attorney feared that this man’s past experience might introduce bias into his judgment as a juror),  reflect ~ ,  exhibit ~ ,  reveal ~ ,  avoid ~ , reduce ~ ,  eliminate ~ , minimize ~, remove ~ , impart ~ , detect ~ , perceive ~ , allege ~ ,  offset ~ ,  overcome ~ , counteract ~  , impart ~ , betray ~

 

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