bias vs biased : Common Errors in English

About bias vs biased

A person who is influenced by a bias is biased. The expression is not “they’re bias,” but “they’re biased.” Also, many people say someone is “biased toward” something or someone when they mean biased against. To have a bias toward something is to be biased in its favor.See also “."

bias Meaning(s)

  • (n) a partiality that prevents objective consideration of an issue or situation
  • (v) influence in an unfair way
  • (n) a line or cut across a fabric that is not at right angles to a side of the fabric
  • (v) cause to be biased
  • (s) slanting diagonally across the grain of a fabric

biased Meaning(s)

  • (s) favoring one person or side over another

bias in News

  1. Mitigating Bias in Talent Management Decisions: A Case Study

    Bias is a core function of the human mind. It keeps us safe, is the source of the thousands of decisions we make every day, and yet is the cause of insularity and the source of favoritism. These are troubling to organizations and don't support their talent goals.
    on June 12, 2013 Source: The Conference Board

  2. Bill Sussman Replaces Collective Bias Co-Founder John Andrews As CEO, President

    Bill Sussman has been named president and CEO of Collective Bias, the global social media marketing firm headquartered in Bentonville. Sussman replaces co-founder John Andrews, who has left the company after helping it secure $10.5 million in investment funding.
    on June 12, 2013 Source: Arkansas Business

  3. Bias cited in Colorado DUI lab, defense lawyers plan response

    The Colorado Criminal Defense Bar plans to respond on the steps of state judicial center at noon Monday to a report of bias in favor of prosecutors by the state crime lab.
    on June 10, 2013 Source: Boulder Daily Camera

biased in News

  1. Pricing In The Taper

    Equity bulls remain cognitively biased to the belief that a rising interest rate market implies growth expectations (enough to warrant a Fed Taper) that confirm the hope priced into stocks (entirely missing the bubble concerns and technical corruptions in the markets caused by these policies). However, at the very short-end of the interest-rate curve in the US, the market has pulled forward rate ...
    on June 12, 2013 Source: Zero Hedge

  2. Complaint alleges federal judge is prejudiced, biased

    A judge who spent her formative years in San Antonio and was previously considered for a spot on the U.S. Supreme Court is facing a judicial-misconduct complaint over allegations that she made “astonishingly and flagrantly biased” statements against minority groups and people with mental disabilities. A broad coalition of groups — including an agency funded by the Mexican government (the Mexican ...
    on June 11, 2013 Source: San Antonio Express-News

  3. Audit shows former state crime lab supervisor biased in favor of prosecutors

    Thousands of drunk-driving cases could be impacted after an internal investigation found that the supervisor of the state's crime lab was biased in favor of the prosecution and may have lied about cases. The report also shows that toxicology lab analysts feel they are not properly trained to provide expert testimony in court. The audit of the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment ...
    on June 11, 2013 Source: KRDO Colorado Springs

Lightning fast vocabulary building for SAT, ACT, GRE, GMAT and CAT