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noun bias pronunciation in British English /ˈbaɪəs/

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  1. 1
    [singular/uncountable] an attitude that you have that makes you treat someone in a way that is unfair or different from the way you treat other people

    Ideally we'd choose judges who are without political bias.

    bias against/towards:

    They were accused of bias against people over 50.

    1. a.
      a special interest or ability in a particular thing, or a particular tendency
      bias towards:

      a French course with a bias towards the spoken language

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