bias towards

leaning towards, prejudice towards

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • bias — I UK [ˈbaɪəs] / US noun ** 1) a) [singular/uncountable] an attitude that you have that makes you treat someone in a way that is unfair or different from the way you treat other people Ideally we d choose judges who are without political bias.… …   English dictionary

  • bias — n. prejudice 1) to demonstrate, display, exhibit, show bias 2) to root out bias 3) deep rooted, strong bias 4) a bias against; for; towards diagonal line 5) on the bias (to cut on the bias) * * * [ baɪəs] display exhibit …   Combinatory dictionary

  • bias — [[t]ba͟ɪ͟əs[/t]] biases, biasing, biased 1) N VAR: usu with supp Bias is a tendency to prefer one person or thing to another, and to favour that person or thing. Bias against women permeates every level of the judicial system... There were fierce …   English dictionary

  • bias — [ˈbaɪəs] noun [singular/U] 1) an attitude that makes you treat someone in a way that is unfair or different from the way you treat other people Ideally we d choose judges who are without political bias.[/ex] 2) emphasis on one thing more than… …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • bias — bi|as1 [ˈbaıəs] n [Date: 1500 1600; : French; Origin: biais, from Old Provençal] 1.) [singular, U] 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 ▪ a… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • bias — 1 noun 1 (uncountable singular) a tendency to consider one person, group, idea etc more favourably than others: a newspaper with a strong right wing bias (+ against/towards/in favour of): There was a definite bias against commerce and science in… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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