Biases are preconceptions or opinions that you have about people or things. Sometimes these biases are based on your own experiences, and sometimes they are based on what you have heard or read.

  • His biases are against women in positions of power.

  • She has biases against immigrants, which is why she is so against the new law.

Definition of biases


Inclination towards something; predisposition, partiality, prejudice, preference, predilection.


The diagonal line between warp and weft in a woven fabric.


A wedge-shaped piece of cloth taken out of a garment (such as the waist of a dress) to diminish its circumference.


A voltage or current applied to an electronic device, such as a transistor electrode, to move its operating point to a desired part of its transfer function.


The difference between the expectation of the sample estimator and the true population value, which reduces the representativeness of the estimator by systematically distorting it.


In the games of crown green bowls and lawn 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. In lawn bowls, the curved course is caused only by the shape of the bowl. The use of weights is prohibited.


A person's favourite member of a K-pop band.


To place bias upon; to influence.

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Example Sentences for biases

  • 1

    You are trying to indoctrinate them in your opinion and bias.

  • 2

    They acknowledge the bias of the term and present arguments for the bias.

  • 3

    The bias is entertaining.

  • 4

    A similar bias on the group level is called the outgroup homogeneity bias.

  • 5

    Bias elements bias all of the damper bars to a quiescent position.

  • 6

    I can find plenty of bias, the bias in the piece is palpable.

  • 7

    The bias in this article is palpable.

  • 8

    The bias is obvious in the report.

  • 9

    The bias of the article is painful.

  • 10

    Systemic bias is not the fault of theirs.