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bias 中文解釋 wordnet sense Collocation Usage
Adjective
/ˈbīəs/,
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biases, plural;
  1. Unfairly prejudiced for or against someone or something
    • - we will not tolerate this biased media coverage
Verb
  1. Show prejudice for or against (someone or something) unfairly
    • - readers said the paper was biased toward the conservatives
    • - the tests were biased against women and minorities
  2. Influence unfairly to invoke favoritism
    • - her well-rehearsed sob story failed to bias the jury
  3. Give a bias to
    • - bias the ball
Noun
  1. Prejudice in favor of or against one thing, person, or group compared with another, usually in a way considered to be unfair
    • - there was evidence of bias against foreign applicants
    • - the bias toward younger people in recruitment
    • - a systematic bias in favor of the powerful
  2. A concentration on or interest in one particular area or subject
    • - he worked on a variety of Greek topics, with a discernible bias toward philosophy
  3. A systematic distortion of a statistical result due to a factor not allowed for in its derivation

  4. An edge cut obliquely across the grain of a fabric

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

  6. The oblique course that such a shape causes a ball to run

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


  1. slanting diagonally across the grain of a fabric; "a bias fold"
  2. a partiality that prevents objective consideration of an issue or situation
  3. influence in an unfair way; "you are biasing my choice by telling me yours"
  4. cause to be biased
  5. diagonal: a line or cut across a fabric that is not at right angles to a side of the fabric
  6. (biased) favoring one person or side over another; "a biased account of the trial"; "a decision that was partial to the defendant"
  7. In statistics, bias is systematic favoritism that is present in the data collection process resulting in misleading results. There are several types of statistical bias: *Selection bias, where there is an error in choosing the individuals or groups to take part in a scientific study. ...
  8. BIAS (originally known as Berkley Integrated Audio Software) is a privately held corporation based in Petaluma, California.
  9. Biasing in electronics is the method of establishing predetermined voltages and/or currents at various points of an electronic circuit to set an appropriate operating point. ...
  10. The Black-and-white Shrike-flycatcher (Bias musicus), also known as the Black-and-white Flycatcher or Vanga Flycatcher, is a species of passerine bird found in Africa. ...
  11. In Greek mythology, Bias was a brother of Melampus who received one third of Argos (see Melampus for more information). Bias married his cousin Pero and had one child, Talaus, with her. When Pero died he remarried Iphianassa, daughter of Proetus, after Melampus had cured her from madness. ...
  12. The bias (US) or cross-grain (UK) direction of a piece of woven fabric, usually referred to simply as "the bias" or "the cross-grain", is at 45 degrees to its warp and weft threads. Every piece of woven fabric has two biases, perpendicular to each other. ...
  13. In the game of crown green bowls: a weight added to one side of a bowl so that as it rolls, it will follow a curved rather than a straight path; the oblique line followed by such a bowl; the lopsided shape or structure of such a bowl; (uncountable) inclination towards something; predisposition, ...
  14. (biased) exhibiting bias; prejudiced; angled at a slant
  15. In a clinical trial, a flaw in the study design or method of collecting or interpreting information. Biases can lead to incorrect conclusions about what the study or trial showed.
  16. Maze texture type characterized by straightaways that tend to go along one axis more often than at other angles. A Maze is usually more difficult to navigate "against the grain".
  17. Favouring one argument or person over others, usually unfairly; prejudice
  18. When a point of view prevents impartial judgment on issues relating to the subject of that point of view. In clinical studies, bias is controlled by blinding and randomization (See Blind and Randomization).
  19. Current or voltage applied to a circuit to set a reference operating level for proper circuit performance, such as the high-frequency bias current applied to an audio recording head to improve linear performance and reduce distortion.
  20. Actions that are accidentally introduced to the study process that can change the outcome of a study. The error can occur at any time in the study such as during the selection of patients, administration of treatment, collection of data, and interpretation of results.
  21. The difference between the expected value of an estimator and the actual value to be estimated.
  22. Runs diagonally to the straight grain of the fabric. This is the stretchiest part on the fabric.
  23. Bias relates to the extent to which the information you have found is skewed in the direction of one point of view only.
  24. (1) In image processing, a persistent difference (not due to sampling error) between the true value of a population characteristic and the value obtained through the estimator used resulting in a systematic distortion in the results. ...
  25. Any factor, recognized or not, that distorts the findings of a study. In research studies, bias can influence the observations, results, and conclusions of the study and make them less accurate or believable. Read more.