As nouns the difference between bias and preconception
is that bias
is (countable|uncountable) inclination towards something; predisposition, partiality, prejudice, preference, predilection while preconception
is an opinion formed before obtaining adequate evidence, especially as the result of bias or prejudice.
As a verb bias
is to place bias upon; to influence.
As a adjective bias
is inclined to one side; swelled on one side.
As a adverb bias
is in a slanting manner; crosswise; obliquely; diagonally.
Other Comparisons: What's the difference?
(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. § 4.
* John Locke
- 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, 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
- Morality influences men's lives, and gives a bias to all their actions.
- there is a concealed bias within the spheroid
* bias tape
To place bias upon; to influence.
- Our prejudices bias our views.
Inclined to one side; swelled on one side.
Cut slanting or diagonally, as cloth.
In a slanting manner; crosswise; obliquely; diagonally.
- to cut cloth bias
An opinion formed before obtaining adequate evidence, especially as the result of bias or prejudice.
A prejudice that prevents rational consideration of an issue.