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Date: 1500-1600
Language: French
Origin: biais, from Old Provençal

bias

1 noun
     
bi‧as1
1 [singular, uncountable] an opinion about whether a person, group, or idea is good or bad which influences how you deal with it
political/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] a natural skill or interest in one type of thing:
Lydia has a strong artistic bias.
3

on the bias

AV in a diagonal direction

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