bias bias  /ˈbaɪ əs/

Definition(s):

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

Usage(s):

  1. "No one is free from bias," said the human rights activist, "but we have to make the best of the situation and try and ensure that we are objective in our reporting."
  2. The coach was up in arms and said in the post match interview that there was definite bias against her team and that did her team in.
  3. Beware that bias will color your judgment and you will end up recruiting the wrong person for the wrong job.

News

  1. Zimbabwe Electoral Body Seeks End to Media Bias

    Zimbabwe's electoral body says it will end media bias, warns against unfair poll reporting        
    on June 17, 2013     Source: ABC News

  2. Guest Post: The Unknown Unknowns And Survivor Bias

    Submitted by Charles Hugh-Smith of OfTwoMinds blog , Survivorship bias helps us understand why success stories are not what actually helps us succeed.   Former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld is famous for uttering a koan-like description of the epistomological ambiguity of human experience: There are known knowns; there are things we know that we know.   There are known unknowns; that is ...
    on June 17, 2013     Source: Zero Hedge

  3. 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

Quotes

  1. "I have concluded that Judge Sotomayor understands the proper role of a judge and is committed to applying the law impartially without bias or favoritism," Ms. Collins said in a statement.
    on Jul 21, 2009 By: Susan Collins Source: Wall Street Journal

  2. "If we were prepared to cut rates rapidly, to a very low level, in response to a threat but then were too timid to lessen that stimulus in a timely way when the threat had passed, we would have a bias in our monetary policy framework," Mr....
    on Oct 14, 2009 By: Glenn Stevens Source: Wall Street Journal

  3. "Blankenship's extraordinary contributions were made at a time when he had a vested stake in the outcome," wrote Justice Anthony Kennedy, for the majority. "Just as no man is allowed to be the judge in his own cause, similar fears of bias can...
    on Jun 8, 2009 By: Anthony Kennedy Source: Newsday

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