bias

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).
noun
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).
(M)
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).
(M)
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).
(F)
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).
(F)
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).
(F)
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).
(M)
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).
(M)
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).
(M)
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.).
transitive verb
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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bias
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (prejudice)
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).
(M)
2. (inclination)
a. 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).
(F)
to have a bias towardsentir inclinación por
to have a bias againsttener prejuicios contra, estar predispuesto(a) en contra de
3. (in sewing)
a. el bies m, 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).
(M)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
4. (general)
a. influir en
to bias somebody against/for somethingpredisponer a alguien en contra/a favor de algo
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bias [ˈbaɪəs]
noun
1 (inclination) propensión (f); predisposición (f);to, towards a
he has a strong bias towards female artists to have a bias towards
a course with a practical bias un curso orientado a la práctica; a right-wing bias una tendencia derechista
2 (prejudice) prejuicio (m);against contra; parcialidad (f)
3 [of material] sesgo (m); bies (m)
to cut sth on the bias cortar algo al sesgo or al bies
transitive verb
influir en
We mustn't allow it to bias our teaching
to bias sb for/against sth predisponer a algn en pro/en contra de algo; to be bias(s)ed in favour of estar predispuesto a or en favor de; to be bias(s)ed against tener prejuicio contra
modifier
bias binding (n) (Cos) bies (m); ribete (m) al bies
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