Jockey vs Bias - What's the difference?

jockey | bias |

As a noun jockey

is jockey (one who rides racehorses competitively).

As a proper noun bias is




(wikipedia jockey)


(en noun)
  • One who rides racehorses competitively.
  • That part of a variable resistor or potentiometer that rides over the resistance wire
  • An operator of some machinery or apparatus.
  • (dated) A dealer in horses; a horse trader.
  • (Macaulay)
  • (dated) A cheat; one given to sharp practice in trade.
  • (UK, crime, slang) A prostitute's client.
  • (Ireland, crime, slang) A rapist.
  • Synonyms

    * (sense, prostitute's client) see

    Derived terms

    * disc jockey * jock




    (en verb)
  • To ride (a horse) in a race.
  • To maneuver (something) by skill for one's advantage.
  • To cheat or trick.
  • bias



  • (countable, uncountable) inclination towards something; predisposition, partiality, prejudice, preference, predilection
  • * 1748 . David Hume. Enquiries concerning the human understanding and concerning the principles of moral. London: Oxford University Press, 1973. ยง 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
  • * John Locke
  • Morality influences men's lives, and gives a bias to all their actions.
  • (countable, textiles) the diagonal line between warp and weft in a woven fabric
  • (countable, textiles) A wedge-shaped piece of cloth taken out of a garment (such as the waist of a dress) to diminish its circumference.
  • (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
  • (sports) In the game of crown green bowls: a weight added to one side of a bowl so that as it rolls, it will follow a curved rather than a straight path; the oblique line followed by such a bowl; the lopsided shape or structure of such a bowl.
  • * Sir Walter Scott
  • there is a concealed bias within the spheroid

    Derived terms

    * bias tape


  • To place bias upon; to influence.
  • Our prejudices bias our views.


    (en adjective)
  • Inclined to one side; swelled on one side.
  • (Shakespeare)
  • Cut slanting or diagonally, as cloth.
  • Adverb

  • In a slanting manner; crosswise; obliquely; diagonally.
  • to cut cloth bias


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