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noun bias pronunciation in British English /ˈbaɪəs/
  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

  2. 2
    [singular] the edge of a piece of cloth cut at a slight angle to the fibres

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in an online conversation, repeatedly asking a person questions which suggest that you are interested in what they are talking about, but are actually intended to annoy them

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