Definition of Bias:

  1. In some sports, such as lawn bowling, the irregular shape given to a ball.

  2. A steady voltage, magnetic field, or other factor applied to an electronic system or device to cause it to operate over a predetermined range.

  3. An inclination or preference that influences judgment from being balanced or even-handed. Prejudice is bias in pejorative sense.

  4. Statistics: A systemic inaccuracy in data due to the characteristics of the process employed in the creation, collection, manipulation, and presentation of data, or due to faulty sample design of the estimating technique.

  5. Give a bias to.

  6. Prejudice in favor of or against one thing, person, or group compared with another, usually in a way considered to be unfair.

  7. A bias is an illogical preference or prejudice. It's a uniquely human foible, and since investors are human, they can be affected by it as well. Psychologists have identified more than a dozen kinds of biases, and any or all of them can cloud the judgment of an investor.

  8. Bias is an irrational assumption or belief that warps the ability to make a decision based on facts and evidence. Equally, it is a tendency to ignore any evidence that does not line up with that assumption.

  9. Cause to feel or show inclination or prejudice for or against someone or something.

Synonyms of Bias

A thing for, Aberrancy, Aberration, Across, Affect, Affinity, Angle, Angle off, Animus, Aptitude, Aptness, Aslant, Aslope, Athwart, Atilt, Bag, Bear off, Bend, Bend to, Bendwise, Bent, Bevel, Beveled, Biased, Biaswise, Branching off, Canting, Careening, Cast, Catercorner, Catercornered, Catercornerways, Character, Chosen kind, Circuitousness, Color, Conatus, Conduce, Conduciveness, Constitution, Contribute, Corner, Cornerways, Cornerwise, Crook, Crossways, Crosswise, Cup of tea, Curve, Declination, Deflect, Delight, Departure, Detour, Deviance, Deviancy, Deviate, Deviation, Deviousness, Diagonal, Diagonally, Diagonalwise, Diathesis, Diffract, Diffuse, Digression, Discrimination, Discursion, Disperse, Dispose, Disposition, Distort, Divagate, Divagation, Divarication, Diverge, Divergence, Diversion, Divert, Dogleg, Double, Drift, Drifting, Druthers, Eagerness, Eccentricity, Errantry, Excursion, Excursus, Exorbitation, Fancy, Fascination, Favor, Favoritism, Feeling for, Forejudgment, Garble, Go, Grain, Hairpin, Have a tendency, Head, Idiosyncrasy, Impulse, Inclination, Inclinational, Inclinatory, Incline, Inclined, Inclining, Indirection, Individualism, Induce, Inequality, Influence, Interest, Involvement, Jaundice, Jaundiced eye, Kidney, Kittycorner, Lead, Lean, Leaning, Liability, Liking, Listing, Look to, Lurch, Make, Makeup, Mental set, Mettle, Mind, Mind-set, Misconstrue, Misdirect, Misinterpret, Misrender, Misrepresent, Misuse, Mold, Move, Mutual affinity, Mutual attraction, Nature, Nepotism, Oblique, Oblique angle, Oblique figure, Oblique line, Obliquity, On the bias, One-sidedness, Out of plumb, Out of square, Parti pris, Partialism, Partiality, Particular choice, Partisanism, Partisanship, Penchant, Pererration, Personal choice, Persuade, Pervert, Pitched, Point, Point to, Preconception, Predilection, Predispose, Predisposition, Preference, Preferential treatment, Prejudgment, Prejudice, Prejudice against, Prejudice the issue, Prepossess, Prepossession, Probability, Proclivity, Prompt, Proneness, Propensity, Pull, Raking, Rambling, Readiness, Recumbent, Redound to, Refract, Rhomboid, Scatter, Scratch comma, Sensitivity to, Separatrix, Serve, Set, Set toward, Sheer, Shelving, Shelvy, Shift, Shifting, Shifting course, Shifting path, Show a tendency, Sideling, Sidelong, Skew, Slant, Slanted, Slanting, Slantways, Slantwise, Slash, Sloped, Sloping, Slue, Soft spot, Soften up, Solidus, Stamp, Standpoint, Strain, Straying, Streak, Stripe, Style, Susceptibility, Sway, Sweep, Swerve, Swerving, Swinging, Sympathy, Tack, Taint, Taste, Temper, Temperament, Tend, Tendency, Thing, Thwart, Tilted, Tilting, Tinge, Tipped, Tipping, Tipsy, Tone, Torture, Transverse, Trend, Tropism, Turn, Turn of mind, Turning, Twist, Type, Undetachment, Undispassionateness, Unneutrality, Variation, Varnish, Veer, Verge, Viewpoint, Virgule, Wandering, Warp, Weakness, Wear down, Weigh with, Weight, Willingness, Work, Work toward, Yaw, Zigzag, Prejudice, Partiality, Partisanship, Favouritism, Unfairness, One-sidedness, Prejudice, Influence, Colour, Sway, Weight, Predispose

How to use Bias in a sentence?

  1. Understanding the types of bias can help you avoid falling victim to them.
  2. There was evidence of bias against foreign applicants.
  3. This model bowl has the Traditional bias which has stood the test of time wherever Lawn Bowls is played.
  4. Bias clouds decision-making judgment.
  5. Investors are as vulnerable as any humans to making decisions based on irrational prejudices.
  6. The judge was not supposed to have a personal bias in the court case over which he presided; if it became known of his hatred for people who hurt puppies, the animal abuse case would end in a mistrial.
  7. Readers said the paper was biased toward the conservatives.
  8. Semiconductor amplifying circuit having improved bias circuit for supplying a bias voltage to an amplifying FET.
  9. Bias the ball.
  10. The president was unable to make a fair decision on which employee to hire because he had a strong bias for any candidate who went to the same university as him.
  11. All during her experience of growing up, Anne believed that her parents had held a bias in favor of her more beautiful sister, Shelly.

Meaning of Bias & Bias Definition