A bias is defined as a line sewn or cut diagonally across fabric.(noun)
An example of bias is cutting a skirt on the diagonal so that it flows freely when worn.
Bias is a tendency to mentally lean in a certain direction.(noun)
An example of bias is a democrat preferring "leftist" ideals.
The definition of bias is something that is diagonal or slanting.(adjective)
An example of bias is a fold in a fabric dinner napkin.
See bias in Webster's New World College Dictionary
noun pl. biases
Origin: MFr biais, a slope, slant < OFr < OProv < ?
See bias in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: French biais, slant
Origin: , from Provençal
Origin: , perhaps ultimately from Greek epikarsios, slanted; see sker-1 in Indo-European roots.
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