Definition and Meanings for bias
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Part of Speech of bias
noun, adjective, adverb, transitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun
Etymology of bias
Meaning of bias
- 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.
- a leaning of the mind; propensity or prepossession toward an object or view, not leaving the mind indifferent; bent; inclination.
- a wedge-shaped piece of cloth taken out of a garment (as the waist of a dress) to diminish its circumference.
- a slant; a diagonal; as, to cut cloth on the bias.
- inclined to one side; swelled on one side.
- cut slanting or diagonally, as cloth.
- in a slanting manner; crosswise; obliquely; diagonally; as, to cut cloth bias.
as transitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun
- to incline to one side; to give a particular direction to; to influence; to prejudice; to prepossess.