Crossword clues for bias
- Subject for a media ombudsman
- Editorial slant
- Skewed view
- Statistician's concern
- A.C.L.U. target
- A partiality that prevents objective consideration of an issue or situation
- A line or cut across a fabric that is not at right angles to a side
- Oblique line
- A concern of a seamstress
- Bar to equity
- Diagonal of a fabric
- Seamstress's diagonal cut
- Fabric's diagonal
- *Sixth step
- One of the Seven Sages of ancient Greece
- Kind of crime
- It's not fair!
- Polling problem
- It's unfair
- Opinion of others?
- Civil rights concern
- Hiring no-no
- Pollster's worry
- Objectivity spoiler
- It colors commentary
- Favoritism or discrimination
- Sampling problem
- Pollster's concern
- Judge's no-no
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Bias \Bi"as\, adv. In a slanting manner; crosswise; obliquely; diagonally; as, to cut cloth bias.
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
Bias \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.]
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.
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.
Morality influences men's lives, and gives a bias to all their actions.
A wedge-shaped piece of cloth taken out of a garment (as the waist of a dress) to diminish its circumference.
A slant; a diagonal; as, to cut cloth on the bias.
Syn: Prepossession; prejudice; partiality; inclination. See Bent.
Bias \Bi"as\, a.
Inclined to one side; swelled on one side. [Obs.]
Cut slanting or diagonally, as cloth.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
1520s, from French biais "slant, slope, oblique," also figuratively, "expedient, means" (13c., originally in Old French a past participle adjective, "sideways, askance, against the grain"), which is of unknown origin, probably from Old Provençal biais, with cognates in Old Catalan and Sardinian; possibly from Vulgar Latin *(e)bigassius, from Greek epikarsios "athwart, crosswise, at an angle," from epi- "upon" + karsios "oblique," from PIE *krs-yo-, from root *(s)ker- (1) "to cut" (see shear (v.)). It became a noun in Old French. "[A] technical term in the game of bowls, whence come all the later uses of the word" [OED]. Transferred sense of "predisposition, prejudice" is from 1570s in English.\n\nFor what a man had rather were true he more readily believes. Therefore he rejects difficult things from impatience of research; sober things, because they narrow hope; the deeper things of nature, from superstition; the light of experience, from arrogance and pride, lest his mind should seem to be occupied with things mean and transitory; things not commonly believed, out of deference to the opinion of the vulgar. Numberless in short are the ways, and sometimes imperceptible, in which the affections colour and infect the understanding.
[Francis Bacon, "Novum Organum," 1620]
1620s, literal and figurative, from bias (n.). Related: Biased; biasing.
1 Inclined to one side; swelled on one side. 2 Cut slanting or diagonally, as cloth. adv. In a slanting manner; crosswise; obliquely; diagonally. n. 1 (context countable uncountable English) inclination towards something; predisposition, partiality, prejudice, preference, predilection 2 (context countable textiles English) the diagonal line between warp and weft in a woven fabric 3 (context countable textiles English) A wedge-shaped piece of cloth taken out of a garment (such as the waist of a dress) to diminish its circumference. 4 (context electronics English) a voltage or current applied for example to a transistor electrode 5 (context statistics English) the difference between the expectation of the sample estimator and the true population value, which reduces the representativeness of the estimator by systematically distorting it 6 (context sports English) In the game of crown green bowls: a weight added to one side of a bowl so that as it rolls, it will follow a curved rather than a straight path; the oblique line followed by such a bowl; the lopsided shape or structure of such a bowl. v
(context transitive English) To place bias upon; to influence.
a line or cut across a fabric that is not at right angles to a side of the fabric [syn: diagonal]
v. influence in an unfair way; "you are biasing my choice by telling me yours"
cause to be biased [syn: predetermine]
BIAS (originally known as Berkley Integrated Audio Software) was a privately held corporation based in Petaluma, California. It ceased all business operations as of June, 2012.
In Greek mythology, Bias (; ) was a brother of Melampus who received one third of the Kingdom of Argos (see Melampus for more information).
Bias is an inclination towards something, or a predisposition, partiality, prejudice, preference, or predilection.
Bias may also refer to:
Usage examples of "bias".
I recollect his warmth of heart and high sense, and your beauty, gentleness, charms of conversation, and purely disinterested love for one whose great worldly advantages might so easily bias or adulterate affection, I own that I have no dread for your future fate, no feeling that can at all darken the brightness of anticipation.
If a cop is biased, sooner or later that bias is going to come out on the job, is what reporters say.
This is why so many people see the media as arrogant, elitist and biased, and why Mr.
The time has come to shift the debate from whether the news is biased to what can be done to correct it.
Fox hired John Ellis, and John Ellis, who is obviously biased, called the election for Bush.
We have to have the freedom to be biased or to believe whatever we believe, regardless of how wrong or objectionable others may think it is.
Consequently, investments large and small are accurately gauged in the current business, whereas estimates of their value are downwardly biased in a potential new business.
Among the most biased news sources were - no surprises here - the New York Times and the Washington Post.
He and his coadjutrix insinuated, that the treasurer was biassed in favour of the dissenters, and even that he acted as a spy for the house of Hanover.
It is by a pure effect of fancy and doctrinal bias that the parable has been perverted into a description of the Last Judgment.
The French national idea is democratic, but its democracy is rendered difficult by French national insecurity, and its value is limited by its equalitarian bias.
Bias, he bore all his fortune with him, but, in his case, it was carried under his arm.
A bias strip about eight inches wide and long enough to reach around the crown, plus three or four inches, should be joined on the lengthwise thread of the material.
Strictly speaking, ZUG means Pull, Tug, Draught, Procession, March, Progress, Flight, Direction, Expedition, Train, Caravan, Passage, Stroke, Touch, Line, Flourish, Trait of Character, Feature, Lineament, Chess-move, Organ-stop, Team, Whiff, Bias, Drawer, Propensity, Inhalation, Disposition: but that thing which it does NOT mean--when all its legitimate pennants have been hung on, has not been discovered yet.
It gives also an opening to snivel in public about persecutions by the magistrature, with impunity accused of bias and corruption.