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"Bias" is a noun which is often translated as "el prejuicio", and "biased" is an adjective which is often translated as "parcial". Learn more about the difference between "bias" and "biased" below.
bias(
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (preconception)
a. el prejuicio
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Some police officers have been accused of racial bias.Algunos agentes de policía han sido acusados de prejuicios raciales.
b. el sesgo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
His writings showed a strong conservative bias.Sus escritos contenían un marcado sesgo conservador.
c. la parcialidad
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The law is without bias.La ley no presenta parcialidad.
2. (inclination)
a. la predisposición
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
This is a good school for students with a bias towards the social sciences.Esta es una buena escuela para alumnos con predisposición para las ciencias sociales.
b. la inclinación
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
I have a bias for tall, strong men.Tengo inclinación por los hombres altos y fuertes.
3. (sewing)
a. el bies
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Garments cut on the bias appear softer.Las prendas cortadas al bies se ven más suaves.
b. el sesgo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
This skirt is cut on the bias.Esta falda está cortada al sesgo.
4. (statistics)
a. el margen de error
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
We must reduce the bias of the statistic if we want a better analysis.Si queremos un análisis mejor, tenemos que reducir el margen de error de la estadística.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
5. (to influence)
a. condicionar
Some people believe that religion biases our minds.Algunos piensan que la religión condiciona nuestro pensamiento.
b. predisponer
I didn't want to bias her against her new boyfriend.No quería predisponerla en contra de su nuevo novio.
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biased(
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (prejudiced)
a. parcial
The report is clearly biased. It cannot be trusted.Es un informe claramente parcial en el que no se puede confiar.
b. partidista
His mother offered a biased account of what he had done.Su mamá ofreció una explicación partidista de lo que él había hecho.
c. tendencioso
You can keep your biased criticism to yourself. I don't need it.Puedes quedarte tus críticas tendenciosas. No las necesito.
d. presdispuesto
The divorce court judge seems to be biased against women.El juez del tribunal de divorcios parece estar predispuesto en contra de las mujeres.
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