"biases" 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
"biases" 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
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