Definitions of bias

  1. To incline to one side; to give a particular direction to; to influence; to prejudice; to prepossess.
  2. To give a particular direction to; incline to one side; influence; prejudice; as, the newspapers we read bias our opinions.
  3. To cause to turn to one side: to prejudice or prepossess; pp. biased or biassed.
  4. To cause to incline in any direction; to prepossess.
  5. To cause to incline; influence unduly; prejudice.
  6. cause to be biased
  7. To cause to incline to one side; to prepossess; to prejudice.
  8. To incline to; to prejudice in favour of.
  9. Biasing.
  10. a partiality that prevents objective consideration of an issue or situation
  11. A weight on the side of the ball used in the game of bowls, or a tendency imparted to the ball, which turns it from a straight line.
  12. A leaning of the mind; propensity or prepossession toward an object or view, not leaving the mind indifferent; bent; inclination.
  13. A wedge- shaped piece of cloth taken out of a garment ( as the waist of a dress) to diminish its circumference.
  14. A slant; a diagonal; as, to cut cloth on the bias.
  15. An oblique or diagonal line, especially a cut across a fabric; a leaning of the mind toward a particular opinion; prejudice.
  16. A weight on one side of a bowl ( in the game of bowling), making it slope or turn to one side: a slant or leaning to one side: an inclination of the mind, prejudice.
  17. A leaning; inclination.
  18. A line, cut, or seam running obliquely across the threads of a fabric.
  19. A mental leaning or prejudice.
  20. A weight in the side of a bowl to turn it from a straight line in its course; a leaning of the mind; inclination; prepossession.
  21. A disposition or leaning of the mind; inclination; prepossession.
  22. a line or cut across a fabric that is not at right angles to a side of the fabric
  23. In a slanting manner; crosswise; obliquely; diagonally; as, to cut cloth bias.
  24. In a slanting manner.
  25. slanting diagonally across the grain of a fabric; " a bias fold"
  26. Inclined to one side; swelled on one side.
  27. Cut slanting or diagonally, as cloth.
  28. Running diagonally across the texture; cut slantingly, as cloth.
  29. Biased.