noun (wikipedia, Bias (disambiguation), bias)
(es, -, pl2=biasses)
- (countable) (uncountable) inclination towards something; predisposition, partiality, prejudice, preference, predilection
verb (bias, es)
- 1748. David Hume. Enquiries concerning the human understanding and concerning the principles of moral. London: Oxford University Press, 1973. Â§ 4.
- : nature has pointed out a mixed kind of life as most suitable to the human race, and secretly admonished them to allow none of these biasses to draw too much
- (countable) (textile) the diagonal line between warp and weft in a woven fabric
- (electronics) a voltage or current applied for example to a transistor electrode
- (statistics) the difference between the expectation of the sample estimator and the true population value, which reduces the representativeness of the estimator by systematically distorting it
- (transitive) To place bias upon; to influence.
- Our prejudices our views.
A transistor uses both p-type and n-type semiconductors
- Involving both extremes (poles) at the same time.
She's , just avoid her when she's manic and she'll avoid you when she's depressed.
- Referring to a person with bipolar disorder.
- informal, Informal name for the brightly colored cockpit voice recorders and flight data recorders in an aircraft that aid in determining the cause of an accident.
- A theoretical construct or device with known input and output characteristics but unknown method of operation.
A of ice.
- A substantial, often approximately cuboid, piece of any substance.
A of stone.
Anne Boleyn placed her head on the and awaited her execution.
- A cuboid of wood, plastic or other material used as a base on which to cut something.
I'm going for a walk around the .
- A group of urban lots of property, several acres in extent, not crossed by public streets
A of flats.
- A group of buildings in a city or town, demarcated by streets.
The place you are looking for is two long blocks east and one short north.
- The distance from one street to another in a city that is built (approximately) to a grid pattern.
I'll knock your off.
- (slang) The human head.
A of 100 tickets.
- A set of sheets (of paper) joined together at one end.
There's a in the pipe that means the water can't get through.
- (computing) A logical data storage unit containing one ore more physical sector, sectors (see cluster).
- (context, rigging) A case with one or more sheaves/pulleys, used with ropes to increase or redirect force, for example, as part of the rigging of a sailing ship.
- (chemistry) A portion of a macromolecule, comprising many units, that has at least one feature not present in adjacent portions.
- Something that prevents something from passing (see blockage).
- (sports) An action to interfere with the movement of an opposing player or of the object of play (ball, puck).
- (Cricket) A shot played by holding he bat vertically in the path of the ball, so that it loses momentum and drops to the ground.
- (volleyball) A defensive play by one or more players meant to deflect a spiked ball back to the hitter"s court.
The pipe is blocked.
- (transitive) To fill (something) so that it is not possible to pass.
You're blocking the road - I can't get through.
- (transitive) To prevent (something or someone) from passing.
His plan to take over the business was blocked by the boss.
- (transitive) To prevent (something from happening or someone from doing something).
He blocked the basketball player's shot.
- (transitive) The act of impeding an opponent in sports.
The offensive lineman, offensive linemen tried to the blitz.
It was very difficult to this scene convincingly.
- (transitive, theater) To specify the positions and movements of the actors.
- (transitive, Cricket) To hit with a block.
- (intransitive, Cricket) To play a block shot.
- A relatively long, wide and thin piece of saw, sawn wood or similar material, usually intended for use in construction.
- The amount paid for meals and lodging.
- A device (eg, switchboard) containing electrical switches and other controls and designed to control lights, sound, telephone connections, etc.
- Short for e.g. blackboard, whiteboard, chessboard and surfboard.
- A committee that manages the business of an organization.
- (context, basketball, colloquial) A rebound.
- (nautical) The side of a ship.
- (nautical) The distance a sailing vessel runs between tacks when working to windward
- (context, ice hockey) The wall that surrounds an ice hockey rink, often in plural.
- To step or climb onto or otherwise enter a ship or aircraft.
- To provide someone with meals and lodging, usually in exchange for money.
- To receive meals and lodging in exchange for money.
- (nautical) To capture an enemy ship by going alongside and grappling her, then invading her with a boarding party
- A cutting board, especially for cutting bread.
- A pull-out cutting board underneath a counter, found in many kitchens.
- A reusable solderless device used to build a (usually temporary) prototype of an electronic circuit and for experimenting with circuit designs.
- Someone or something that buffs.
- (chemistry) A solution used to stabilize the pH (acidity) of a liquid.
- (computing) A portion of memory set aside to store data, often before it is sent to an external device or as it is received from an external device.
- (mechanical) Anything used to maintain slack or isolate different objects.
- (telecommunications) A routine or storage medium used to compensate for a difference in rate of flow of data, or time of occurrence of events, when transferring data from one device to another.
- An isolating circuit, often an amplifier, used to minimize the influence of a driven circuit on the driving circuit.
- In international relations, a buffer zone (such as a demilitarized zone) or a buffer state.
- To use a buffer or buffers; to isolate or minimize the effects of one thing on another.
- (computing) To store data in memory temporarily.