Bias vs Subjectivity - What's the difference?
As a proper noun bias
As a noun subjectivity is
(singulare tantum) the state of being subjective.
(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
(singulare tantum) The state of being subjective.
A subjective thought or idea.
* subjectiveness (much less common)