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Definition of biased adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1biased (toward(s)/against/in favor of somebody/something) having a tendency to show favor toward or against one group of people or one opinion for personal reasons; making unfair judgments biased information/sources/press reports a biased jury/witness Their research was based on a biased sample (= a group of people/things containing more of one kind than normal, therefore not giving fair or accurate results). opposite unbiased
  2. 2biased toward something/somebody having a particular interest in one thing more than others a school biased toward music and art
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