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bahy uhs

  • n  a partiality that prevents objective consideration of an issue or situation
  • n  a line or cut across a fabric that is not at right angles to a side of the fabric
  • v  influence in an unfair way
    you are biasing my choice by telling me yours
  • v  cause to be biased
  • s  slanting diagonally across the grain of a fabric
    a bias fold

  • 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.
  • Beware that bias will color your judgment and you will end up recruiting the wrong person for the wrong job.
  • "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."
News & Articles

  • Zimbabwe Electoral Body Seeks End to Media Bias
    Zimbabwe's electoral body says it will end media bias, warns against unfair poll reporting        
    June 17, 2013 - ABC News
  • 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 ...
    June 16, 2013 - Zero Hedge
  • 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.
    June 12, 2013 - The Conference Board

  • Susan Collins in Wall Street Journal
    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.
  • Glenn Stevens in Wall Street Journal
    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....
  • Anthony Kennedy in Newsday
    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...

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