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Definition of bias verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they bias
    he / she / it biases
    past simple biasedbiassed
    -ing form biasingbiassing
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  1. 1bias somebody/something (toward(s)/against/in favor of somebody/something) to unfairly influence someone's opinions or decisions synonym prejudice The newspapers have biased people against her.
  2. 2bias something to have an effect on the results of research or an experiment so that they do not show the real situation The experiment contained an error which could bias the results. These errors may bias the statistics. Their methodology resulted in biased findings.
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