Meaning of BIAS in English

BIAS

I. bi ‧ as 1 AC /ˈbaɪəs/ BrE AmE noun

[ Word Family: verb : ↑ bias ; noun : ↑ bias ; adjective : ↑ biased ≠ ↑ unbiased ]

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

1 . [singular, uncountable] an opinion about whether a person, group, or idea is good or bad that influences how you deal with it ⇨ discrimination

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 in a ↑ diagonal direction

II. bias 2 AC BrE AmE verb [transitive]

[ Word Family: verb : ↑ bias ; noun : ↑ bias ; adjective : ↑ biased ≠ ↑ unbiased ]

to unfairly influence attitudes, choices, or decisions:

Several factors could have biased the results of the study.

Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English.      Longman - Словарь современного английского языка.