Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun bias

2 senses of bias

Sense 1
bias, prejudice, preconception -- (a partiality that prevents objective consideration of an issue or situation)
       => partiality, partisanship -- (an inclination to favor one group or view or opinion over alternatives)

Sense 2
diagonal, bias -- (a line or cut across a fabric that is not at right angles to a side of the fabric)
       => straight line -- (a line traced by a point traveling in a constant direction; a line of zero curvature; "the shortest distance between two points is a straight line")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb bias

2 senses of bias

Sense 1
bias -- (influence in an unfair way; "you are biasing my choice by telling me yours")
       => prejudice, prepossess -- (influence (somebody's) opinion in advance)

Sense 2
bias, predetermine -- (cause to be biased)
       => prejudice, prepossess -- (influence (somebody's) opinion in advance)

Antonyms of adj bias

1 sense of bias

Sense 1
bias -- (slanting diagonally across the grain of a fabric; "a bias fold")

INDIRECT (VIA perpendicular, oblique) -> parallel -- (being everywhere equidistant and not intersecting; "parallel lines never converge"; "concentric circles are parallel"; "dancers in two parallel rows")
INDIRECT (VIA oblique, parallel) -> perpendicular -- (intersecting at or forming right angles; "the axes are perpendicular to each other")

Similarity of adj bias

1 sense of bias

Sense 1
bias -- (slanting diagonally across the grain of a fabric; "a bias fold")
       => oblique (vs. parallel) (vs. perpendicular) -- (slanting or inclined in direction or course or position--neither parallel nor perpendicular nor right-angled; "the oblique rays of the winter sun"; "acute and obtuse angles are oblique angles"; "the axis of an oblique cone is not perpendicular to its base")

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