Definition of confirmation bias in English:

confirmation bias

Syllabification: con·fir·ma·tion bi·as


The tendency to interpret new evidence as confirmation of one’s existing beliefs or theories.
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  • The last thing we need to do is reinforce confirmation bias.
  • The command structure appears to have become a machine generating confirmation bias.
  • Conspiracy theorists, especially, display the confirmation bias.

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