Fairness

Fairness or being fair may refer to:

* Distributive justice
* Equity (law)
* Fairness, absence of bias in specific realms:
** In probability and statistics, such absence especially modeled by a fair coin
** In American broadcasting, presentation of controversies in accord with the Fairness Doctrine
** In network engineering, access to resources formally rated by a fairness measure
** In game theory, abstract principles for achieving fair division
** In economics, relation among economic factors where price matches fair value that is (not only bias-free but also) rational
* Fairness of human pigmentation, relatively light coloring, especially of skin
* Being fair, property of motion of a batted baseball that qualifies it as a fair ball


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  • Fairness — geht als Begriff auf das englische Wort „fair“ („anständig“, „ordentlich“) zurück. Fairness drückt eine (nicht gesetzlich geregelte) Vorstellung individueller Gerechtigkeit aus. Fairness lässt sich im Deutschen mit akzeptierter Gerechtigkeit und… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Fairness — Fair ness, n. The state of being fair, or free form spots or stains, as of the skin; honesty, as of dealing; candor, as of an argument, etc. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • fairness — I noun aequitas, appropriateness, balance, detachment, disinterestedness, dispassionateness, equality, equitable treatment, equitableness, equity, evenhanded justice, evenhandedness, fair mindedness, fair play, fair treatment, honesty,… …   Law dictionary

  • fairness — O.E. fægernes “beauty;” see FAIR (Cf. fair) + NESS (Cf. ness). Meaning “evenhandedness” is from mid 15c …   Etymology dictionary

  • fairness — [n] justice candor, charitableness, charity, civility, consideration, courtesy, decency, decorum, disinterestedness, due, duty, equitableness, equity, exactitude, fair mindedness, fair shake*, give and take*, good faith, goodness, honesty, honor …   New thesaurus

  • fairness — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ basic, elementary, simple ▪ This is a matter of basic fairness. ▪ scrupulous (esp. BrE) ▪ Dr Jones was treated with scrupulous fairness by his employers …   Collocations dictionary

  • Fairness — Sportlichkeit; Sportgeist; sportliches Verhalten; Sportsgeist * * * Fair|ness [ fɛ:ɐ̯nɛs], die; : das Fairsein; anständiges Verhalten: große Fairness zeigen. Syn.: ↑ Anstand. * * * Fair| …   Universal-Lexikon

  • fairness — [[t]fe͟ə(r)nəs[/t]] 1) N UNCOUNT Fairness is the quality of being reasonable, right, and just. He says the new document will guarantee fairness for blacks in Georgia. ...concern about the fairness of the election campaign. 2) PHRASE: PHR with cl… …   English dictionary

  • fairness — fair|ness [ˈfeərnıs US ˈfer ] n [U] 1.) the quality of being fair ▪ the basic fairness of the judicial system 2.) in fairness (to sb) used after you have just criticized someone, in order to add something that explains their behaviour or… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • fairness — fair|ness [ fernəs ] noun uncount behavior that is fair and reasonable in (all) fairness used for making your criticism of someone or something seem less strong: TO BE FAIR: I should say in fairness to him, that he s quite a shrewd politician …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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