bias

  

Definitions (2)

1.An inclination or preference that influences judgment from being balanced or even-handed. Prejudice is bias in pejorative sense.
2.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.

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  • 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.

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  • All during her experience of growing up, Anne believed that her parents had held a bias in favor of her more beautiful sister, Shelly.

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  • 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.

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