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.
example: The 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 ~