English - Vietnamese Dictionary
- (thống kê) độ chênh lệch, sai số hệ thống rời, dịch chuyển
- downwarrd b. (thống kê) chệch xuống dưới, chệch thấp đi
- grid b. sự dịch chuyển lưới
+a partiality that prevents objective consideration of an issue or situation
+a line or cut across a fabric that is not at right angles to a side of the fabric
+influence in an unfair way
+cause to be biased
+slanting diagonally across the grain of a fabric
Advanced English Dictionary
1 prejudice, partiality; inclination, leaning, bent, disposition, propensity, tendency, predilection, predisposition, proclivity:
She shows a marked bias in favour of the Irish.
2 angle, slant, diagonal:
Cut the fabric on the bias.
3 influence, impulse, weight:
If he is under any bias, it is on the side of fairness.
4 influence, affect unduly or unfairly, sway, incline, prejudice, colour, taint, predispose:
Artists are seldom good critics of art because they have been biased.
noun, verbCollocation Dictionary
1 [U, C, usually sing.] a strong feeling in favour of or against one group of people, or one side in an argument, often not based on fair judgement: accusations of political bias in news programmes (= that reports are unfair and show favour to one political party) + Employers must consider all candidates impartially and without bias. + Some institutions still have a strong bias against women.
2 [C, usually sing.] an interest in one thing more than others; a special ability: The course has a strong practical bias. + Leila had a marked scientific bias.
3 [U, sing.] the bias of a piece of cloth is an edge cut DIAGONALLY across the threads: The skirt is cut on the bias. + a bias strip
+ verb (-s- or -ss-) [VN] ~ sb/sth (towards / against / in favour of sb/sth) to unfairly influence sb's opinions or decisions: The newspapers have biased people against her.
clear, definite, marked, obvious, strong | left-wing, right-wing | cultural, political
VERB + BIAS
The newspaper has a clear bias towards the Conservative Party.
| display, show | avoid, eliminate, reduce | correct
We have now tried to correct the bias in our original report.
| be free from
The newspaper was free from political bias.
BIAS + VERB
creep in, exist
Bias often creeps in through the wording of questions.
All material must be selected and presented without bias.
| with a ~
a newspaper with a strong left-wing bias
| ~ against
a bias against women
| ~ in favour of/towards
a bias in favour of small firms
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