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Bias meaning

bias - 10 dictionary results

  1. 1. a line or cut across a fabric that is not at right angles to a side of the fabric
  2. 2. 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.
  3. 3. A leaning of the mind; propensity or prepossession toward an object or view, not leaving the mind indifferent; bent; inclination.
  4. 4. A wedge- shaped piece of cloth taken out of a garment ( as the waist of a dress) to diminish its circumference.
  5. 5. Inclined to one side; swelled on one side.
  6. 6. Cut slanting or diagonally, as cloth.
  7. 7. In a slanting manner; crosswise; obliquely; diagonally; as, to cut cloth bias.
  8. 8. To incline to one side; to give a particular direction to; to influence; to prejudice; to prepossess.
  9. 9. A leaning; inclination.
  10. 10. To cause to incline in any direction; to prepossess.

bias - examples of usage

  1. On this subject one person at least shared her bias.
  2. Or, if it be impossible to hold the balance strictly even, I ask that the bias for the present, may be in favor of my opponent.
  3. No doubt they are prompted to this view, in the first place, by bias, namely, by the desire to think that they can know of the existence of a world outside themselves.
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