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We propose to remove this bias in favour of settlement. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The report accuses the ombudsman of ignoring evidence, dragging out investigations for years and being biased in favour of the NHS. Times, Sunday Times (2017)And these are only a few of many irrational biases. Times, Sunday Times (2008)We all have implicit or unconscious biases that impact our behavior. Christianity Today (2000)There is no need to show actual bias. Times, Sunday Times (2014)They should have kept their political bias to themselves. Times, Sunday Times (2013)There should be a bias in favour of the real underdog. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Why should they when a biased legal system will reward their idleness? Times, Sunday Times (2006)In the balance of nature there must be an opposite bias. Infinite in All Directions (1989)School leaders also have a responsibility to tackle unconscious bias where it creeps in. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Such contact is forbidden as it could be seen as showing bias toward a particular party. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Some former staffers also said that political bias played a role in story selection. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Now it turns out to be grotesquely biased in favour of single mums. The Sun (2007)There is a serious bias in the system against such relationships. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Training for unconscious gender bias may also be required for university councils and leaders who make senior appointments. Times, Sunday Times (2015)And where does the dividing line lie between racial bias and crude, alcoholic thuggery? Times, Sunday Times (2009) Cutting a continuous bias strip This is a quick way of cutting a long length of bias strip. Collins Complete Books of Soft Furnishings (1993)Nearly all of them were cut on the bias, so that the fabric skimmed the body rather than clinging to it. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The drive against political correctness includes plans to revise the curriculum for primary and secondary pupils to correct a perceived bias towards left-wing thinking. Times, Sunday Times (2013)WE must be biased and only see the good England do. The Sun (2006)What with the bias cutting wastage, this comes out pricey by anyone's measure. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Indeed, science is a system of knowledge whose most important feature is that it seeks to control the influence of various biases on the conduct of research. Cultural Anthropology (1995)It is one of those biases, all the rage in academic circles right now, that explain many of the eccentricities of human behaviour. Times, Sunday Times (2012)
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Translations for 'bias'
British English: bias NOUN
Bias is a tendency to prefer one person or thing to another, and to favour that person or thing.
...his desire to avoid the appearance of bias in favour of one candidate or another.
British English: bias VERB
To bias someone means to influence them in favour of a particular choice.
We mustn't allow it to bias our teaching.
Definition of bias from the Collins English Dictionary
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