• noun 1 inclination or prejudice in favour of a particular person, thing, or viewpoint. 2 a slanting direction across the grain of a fabric. 3 the tendency of a ball in the game of bowls to swerve because of the way it is weighted. 4 Electronics a steady voltage, applied to an electronic device, that can be adjusted to change the way the device operates. http://www.m-w.com/cgi-bin/dictionary?book=Di...
1: a line diagonal to the grain of a fabric; especially : a line at a 45 degree angle to the selvage often utilized in the cutting of garments for smoother fit
2 a: a peculiarity in the shape of a bowl that causes it to swerve when rolled on the green in lawn bowling b: the tendency of a bowl to swerve; also : the impulse causing this tendency c: the swerve of the bowl
3 a: bent, tendency b: an inclination of temperament or outlook; especially : a personal and sometimes unreasoned judgment : prejudice c: an instance of such prejudice d (1): deviation of the expected value of a statistical estimate from the quantity it estimates (2): systematic error introduced into sampling or testing by selecting or encouraging one outcome or answer over others
4 a: a voltage applied to a device (as a transistor control electrode) to establish a reference level for operation b: a high-frequency voltage combined with an audio signal to reduce distortion in tape recordinghttp://dictionary.cambridge.org/define.asp?ke...
bias (PREFERENCE) Show phonetics
1 [C usually singular; U] a tendency to support or oppose a particular person or thing in an unfair way by allowing personal opinions to influence your judgment:
The government has accused the media of bias.
Reporters must be impartial and not show political bias.
There was clear evidence of a strong bias against her.
There has always been a slight bias in favour of/towards employing arts graduates in the company.
disequilibrium - die Unausgewogenheit
imbalance - die Unausgewogenheit
instability - die Unausgewogenheit
biased rarely: biassed adj. - befangen
biased rarely: biassed adj. - parteiisch
biased rarely: biassed adj. - unausgewogen
biased rarely: biassed adj. - verzerrt [fig.]
biased rarely: biassed adj. - voreingenommen
bias - die Ausrichtung
bias - die Befangenheit
bias - der Hang
bias - die Neigung
bias - of a measuring instrument [metr.] - systematische Messabweichung - eines Messgerätes
bias [metr.] - systematische Messabweichung eines Messgeräts
bias [math.] - systematischer Fehler
bias - die Tendenz
bias - die Verzerrung [Statistik]
bias - die Voreingenommenheit
bias die Vorliebe
bias [elec.] die Vorspannung
bias das Vorurteil