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Meaning and definition for "bias" word

[noun] a partiality that prevents objective consideration of an issue or situation
[noun] a line or cut across a fabric that is not at right angles to a side
[adjective] slanting diagonally across the grain of a fabric; "a bias fold"
[verb] cause to be biased
[verb] influence in an unfair way; "you are biasing my choice by telling me yours"
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\Bi"as\ (b[imac]"as), n.; pl. {Biases} (-[e^]z). [F. biasis, perh. fr. LL. bifax two-faced; L. bis + facies face. See {Bi-}, and cf. {Face}.] 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. Being ignorant that there is a concealed bias within the spheroid, which will . . . swerve away. --Sir W. Scott. 2. A leaning of the mind; propensity or prepossession toward an object or view, not leaving the mind indifferent; bent; inclination. Strong love is a bias upon the thoughts. --South. Morality influences men's lives, and gives a bias to all their actions. --Locke. 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. Syn: Prepossession; prejudice; partiality; inclination. See {Bent}.
\Bi"as\, a. 1. Inclined to one side; swelled on one side. [Obs.] --Shak. 2. Cut slanting or diagonally, as cloth.
\Bi"as\, adv. In a slanting manner; crosswise; obliquely; diagonally; as, to cut cloth bias.
\Bi"as\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Biased} (b[imac]"ast); p. pr. & vb. n. {Biasing}.] To incline to one side; to give a particular direction to; to influence; to prejudice; to prepossess. Me it had not biased in the one direction, nor should it have biased any just critic in the counter direction. --De Quincey.

Synonyms for bias

diagonal, oblique, preconception, predetermine, prejudice

See also: angle | experimenter bias | handicap | homophobia | irrational hostility | partiality | partisanship | prejudice | prejudice | prepossess | prepossess | racism | slant | straight line | taboo | tabu | tendentiousness | weight |

Related terms: aslant, aslope, cornerways, crosswise, deviance, diverge, exorbitation, fancy, favoritism, inclination, individualism, involvement, jaundiced eye, kittycorner, mutual attraction, out of plumb, point, predispose, prepossess, rhomboid, serve, set toward, slantways, slantwise, soften up, susceptibility, sway, turn, unneutrality, weigh with

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Let's analyse "bias" as pure text. This string has Four letters in Two syllables and Two vowels. 50% of vowels is 11.4% more then average English word. Written in backwards: SAIB. Average typing speed for these characters is 1135 milliseconds. [info]

Morse code: -... .. .- ...


Hearts desire number calculated from vowels: bias: 9 + 1 = 10, reduced: 1 . and the final result is One.
Destiny number calculated from all letters: bias: 2 + 9 + 1 + 1 = 13, reduced: 4, and the final result is Four.

Tarot cards

Letter Num. Tarot c. Intensity Meaning
A (1) 1 Magician Creative, Inventive, Intuitive
B (1) 2 High Priestess Compassionate, Caring, Knowing
I (1) 9 Hermit Independent, Researcher, Intell,igent
S (1) 19 Sun Colorful, Bright, Perceptive

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