"bias" in the noun sense
1. bias, prejudice, preconception
a partiality that prevents objective consideration of an issue or situation
2. diagonal, bias
a line or cut across a fabric that is not at right angles to a side of the fabric
"bias" in the verb sense
influence in an unfair way
"you are biasing my choice by telling me yours"
2. bias, predetermine
cause to be biased
"bias" in the adjective sense
slanting diagonally across the grain of a fabric
"a bias fold"
Source: WordNet® (An amazing lexical database of English)
Princeton University "About WordNet®."
WordNet®. Princeton University. 2010.
View WordNet® License