Meaning of BIAS in English

BIAS

■ noun

1》 inclination or prejudice for or against one thing or person.

↘a systematic distortion of a statistical result due to a factor not allowed for in its derivation.

2》 a diagonal across the grain of a fabric.

3》 Bowls the irregular shape given to one side of a bowl.

↘the oblique course taken by such a bowl.

4》 Electronics a steady voltage, magnetic field, or other factor applied to a system to cause it to operate over a predetermined range.

■ verb ( ~es , ~ing , ~ed or ~es , ~sing , ~sed )

1》 influence unfairly; prejudice.

2》 Electronics give a ~ to.

Origin

C16 (in the sense 'oblique line'): from Fr. biais , from Provençal.

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