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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishbiasbi‧as1 /ˈbaɪəs/ ●○○ AWL noun  1 [singular, uncountable]PREJUDICED an opinion about whether a person, group, or idea is good or bad that influences how you deal with itdiscriminationpolitical/gender/racial etc bias political bias in the press Students were evaluated without bias.bias against/towards/in favour of It’s clear that the company has a bias against women and minorities.2 [singular]INTERESTED a natural skill or interest in one type of thing Lydia has a strong artistic bias.3 on the bias
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biasThe ownership and biases of the media have been an issue of continuing interest to analysts.These courses are independent, free from commercial bias and partners are encouraged to attend.What worried Ross was a dangerous bias.Conservatives say the press has a liberal bias.Some documents offer superb examples of bias.Surprisingly, perceptions of bias never had a significant impact on usefulness-ratings.Comment on this study proposal, discussing any possible sources of bias likely to be encountered, as well as such problems as non-response.The social sciences at this stage had the opposite bias.Arbitrariness, malice, or bias are examples of improper considerations.political/gender/racial etc biasIn cases of race and gender bias, such decrees often have produced quotas and preferential treatment for the aggrieved party.But this looks like racial bias, it smells like racial bias, it is racial bias of the worst kind.In Amalgamemnon the technique of mimétisme is generalized as the awareness of gender bias becomes more prominent.Psychological theories support two main forms of gender bias.I did not believe this tired, old gender bias until it was proven to me at my kitchen table over homework.Procedural gender biases are a source of serious anxiety in a science as powerfully dependent on method as psychology.But it can stop them seeing its underlying gender biases.
biasbias2 AWL verb [transitive]  UNFAIRto unfairly influence attitudes, choices, or decisions Several factors could have biased the results of the study.→ See Verb table
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biasThe failure of animal breeders to produce a strain that can bias the gender of its offspring is glaring.The argument that acquired immunity may bias the measurement of parasite resistance or limit the progression of those parasites deserves comment.The method we used to check the network for integrity was purposely to bias the output for selected input vector sets.Many cultures bias their legacies, parental care, sustenance, and favoritism toward sons at the expense of daughters.
From Longman Business Dictionarybiasbi‧as /ˈbaɪəs/ noun (plural biases) [countable, uncountable] MARKETING in MARKET RESEARCH, errors in results, usually caused by working with a group of people who are not typical of the group you want to know about, or by asking confusing questionsSampling has its problems and bias must be guarded against at every step.
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Simple Form
I, you, we, theybias
he, she, itbiases
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I, you, he, she, it, we, theybias
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave bias
he, she, ithas bias
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad bias
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill bias
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have bias
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