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  • 1 Bias — Bi as, adv. In a slanting manner; crosswise; obliquely; diagonally; as, to cut cloth bias. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 2 Bias — Bi as, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Biased} (b[imac] ast); p. pr. & vb. n. {Biasing}.] To incline to one side; to give a particular direction to; to influence; to prejudice; to prepossess. [1913 Webster] Me it had not biased in the one direction, nor… …

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  • 3 Bias — Bi as (b[imac] as), n.; pl. {Biases} ( [e^]z). [F. biasis, perh. fr. LL. bifax two faced; L. bis + facies face. See {Bi }, and cf. {Face}.] 1. A weight on the side of the ball used in the game of bowls, or a tendency imparted to the ball, which… …

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  • 4 Bias — Bi as, a. 1. Inclined to one side; swelled on one side. [Obs.] Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. Cut slanting or diagonally, as cloth. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 5 bias catacorner cata-cornered catercorner cater-cornered catty-corner catty-cornered diagonal kitty-corner kitty-cornered oblique skew skewed slanted — nonparallel onparallel adj. 1. not parallel; of lines or linear objects. Opposite of {parallel}. [Narrower terms: {bias, catacorner, cata cornered, catercorner, cater cornered, catty corner, catty cornered, diagonal, kitty corner, kitty cornered …

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  • 6 bias tape — noun Date: 1915 a narrow strip of cloth cut on the bias, folded, and used for finishing or decorating clothing …

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  • 7 bias — I. noun Etymology: Middle French biais Date: 1530 1. a line diagonal to the grain of a fabric; especially a line at a 45 degree angle to the selvage often utilized in the cutting of garments for smoother fit 2. a. a peculiarity in the shape of a… …

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  • 8 Media bias — Part of a series on Censorship By media …

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  • 9 Tape bias — is the term for two phenomena, DC bias and AC bias, that improve the fidelity of analogue magnetic tape sound recordings. DC bias is the addition of a direct current to the audio signal that is being recorded. AC bias is the addition of an… …

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  • 10 Bias — This article is about different ways the term bias is used . For other uses, see Bias (disambiguation). Bias is an inclination to present or hold a partial perspective at the expense of (possibly equally valid) alternatives. Bias can come in many …

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  • 11 Bias distortion — In telecommunication, the term bias distortion has the following meanings: #Signal distortion resulting from a shift in the bias. #In digital signaling, distortion of the signal in which all the significant intervals have uniformly longer or… …

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  • 12 Cognitive bias — For an article about the conceptual problems of the mind see Cognitive closure (philosophy). Psychology …

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  • 13 Infrastructure bias — In economics and social policy, infrastructure bias refers to the fact that the location and availability of pre existing infrastructure such as roads and telecommunications facilities influences social and economic development. In science,… …

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  • 14 Cultural bias — For systemic bias on Wikipedia and how to reduce it, see Wikipedia:Systemic bias. For Wikipedia s editorial policy on avoiding bias, see Wikipedia:Neutral point of view. Cultural bias is the phenomenon of interpreting and judging phenomena by… …

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  • 15 Notational bias — is a form of cultural bias that is incurred when the available notation to describe something introduces a bias in the human ability to approach it.An example is the standard notation used for sheet music in the West, which may provide a limited… …

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  • 16 Confirmation bias — (also called confirmatory bias or myside bias) is a tendency for people to favor information that confirms their preconceptions or hypotheses regardless of whether the information is true.[Note 1][1] As a result, people gather evidence and recall …

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  • 17 Bias (mythology) — In Greek mythology, Bias ( el. Βίας) was a brother of Melampus who received one third of Argos (see Melampus for more information). Bias married his cousin Pero and had one child, Talaus, with her. When Pero died he remarried Iphianassa, daughter …

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  • 18 Inductive bias — The inductive bias of a learning algorithm is the set of assumptions that the learner uses to predict outputs given inputs that it has not encountered (Mitchell, 1980).In machine learning, one aims to construct algorithms that are able to learn… …

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  • 19 Bias (statistics) — In statistics, the term bias is used for describing several different concepts: * A biased sample is one in which some members of the population are more likely to be included than others. **Spectrum bias refers to evaluating the ability of a… …

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  • 20 Codon usage bias — refers to differences in the frequency of occurrence of synonymous codons in coding DNA. A codon is a series of three nucleotides (triplets) that encodes a specific amino acid residue in a polypeptide chain or for the termination of translation… …

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