Variant of bias
noun pl. biases
- a line, cut or sewn diagonally across the weave of cloth, as in making seams, binding tape, etc.
- a mental leaning or inclination; partiality; bent
- Lawn Bowling
- the bulge in the side of the ball (the bowl) that causes it to roll in a curve
- this curve or tendency to curve
- the force causing this
- Electronics a high-frequency signal or tone added to a tape during the recording process so as to reduce distortion and increase frequency response
- Radio the fixed voltage applied to an electrode circuit to control the mode of operation, usually measured with the cathode voltage as reference
- Statistics any systematic error contributing to the difference between statistical values in a population and a sample drawn from it
Origin: MFr biais, a slope, slant < OFr < OProv < ?
- Obsolete awry
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