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bias

Pronunciation: /ˈbaɪəs/

Translation of bias in Spanish:

noun/nombre

  • 1 u and c 1.1 (prejudice, unfairness) parcialidad (feminine), sesgo (masculine) the political bias of the article el sesgo político del artículo this paper has a left-wing bias este periódico es de tendencia izquierdista she was accused of bias se le acusó de parcialidad to be without bias ser* imparcial, no ser* tendencioso or parcial or partidista the firm's bias in favor of younger applicants la preferencia de la compañía por los candidatos más jóvenes
    Example sentences
    • Has there been prejudice and bias against the applicant by both the judge at first instance and by the majority of the Full Court?
    • Publication bias in favour of aspirin also exists.
    • In an article for today's paper, the government's transport adviser firmly rejects claims of an unfair bias in favour of London and the south-east.
    1.2 (leanings, tendency) his scientific bias su inclinación por las ciencias the course has a scientific bias el curso tiene un enfoque científico 1.3 (in statistics) margen (masculine) de error built-in bias margen de error inherente
    Example sentences
    • Furthermore, the statistical bias varies with the filling factor.
    • Consideration of potential confounders, measures to prevent bias, and appropriate statistical analysis were mostly lacking.
    • We prefer a random partition that produces a point estimate with less bias than would result from a deterministic partition.
  • 2 uncountable/no numerable (in sewing) to cut sth on the bias cortar algo al bies or al sesgo

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • [judgment] influir* en, afectar my previous experiences had biased me against Chinese food experiencias anteriores me habían predispuesto en contra de la comida china

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