Translation of bias in Spanish:


parcialidad, n.

Pronunciation /ˈbʌɪəs//ˈbaɪəs/


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    • 1.1(prejudice, unfairness)

      parcialidad feminine
      sesgo masculine
      the political bias of the article el sesgo político del artículo
      • this paper has a left-wing bias este periódico es de tendencia izquierdista
      • she was accused of bias se le acusó de parcialidad
      • to be without bias ser imparcial
      • the firm's bias in favor of younger applicants la preferencia de la compañía por los candidatos más jóvenes
      • Publication bias in favour of aspirin also exists.
      • But I find it hard to believe accusations of bias against him.
      • The vast majority of Senators I have served with do not have any bias or ethnic bias against people.
      • He did this with good policies, hard work and persistence and in spite of media bias in favour of his opponent.
      • Thus, if a large country finds that the partnership with a small country is of value from an overall point of view, the large country will be willing to accept a certain power bias in favour of the small country.
      • I do not live in either town, so have no personal bias in favour of moving traffic from one to another, either from a business or residential point of view.
      • I noted the officer's testimonial enthusiasm as an indication of bias in favour of the prosecution but do not find that his evidence should not be believed.
      • This follows from the charges of, for example, bias in favour of panel members' departments and inconsistency across subject areas.
      • Has there been prejudice and bias against the applicant by both the judge at first instance and by the majority of the Full Court?
      • Their intended purpose is to attest to the integrity of the identification parade and also to remove the possibility of any bias against the suspect.
      • The case was dealt with by case workers outside the county so that there could be no inference of bias in favour of one party.
      • There should be no bias in favour of the money-earner and against the home-maker and the child-carer.
      • Also, publication bias against studies that failed to show an effect might have limited our ability to identify features associated with ineffective systems.
      • There is a strong cultural bias against non-fiction.
      • Counsel for the applicant suggests that the Crown's behaviour fell short of that standard, and that it indicated bias in favour of the accused police officer.
      • However, his own bias in favour of doctrinal studies hindered acceptance of his theories, and he died at too young an age to have had much impact.
      • The Government's race watchdog is investigating apparent racial bias against its own ethnic minority staff.
      • Apart from its bias in favour of upstream states, it has little support in state practice and does not seem to represent international law.
      • In an article for today's paper, the government's transport adviser firmly rejects claims of an unfair bias in favour of London and the south-east.
      • Her supporters said she was unfairly singled out because of her celebrity and because of bias against female executives.

    • 1.2(leanings, tendency)

      his scientific bias su inclinación por las ciencias
      • the course has a scientific bias el curso tiene un enfoque científico

    • 1.3(in statistics)

      margen de error masculine
      built-in bias margen de error inherente
      • Consideration of potential confounders, measures to prevent bias, and appropriate statistical analysis were mostly lacking.
      • Furthermore, the statistical bias varies with the filling factor.
      • We prefer a random partition that produces a point estimate with less bias than would result from a deterministic partition.
      • This suggests the existence of statistical bias in one or both of the partitions.
      • The minimisation of bias, the systematic deviation of results or inferences from truth, is a fundamental principle of medical research.

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    (in sewing)
    to cut sth on the bias cortar algo al bies / al sesgo

transitive verb

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    (judgment) influir en
    (judgment) afectar
    my previous experiences had biased me against Chinese food experiencias anteriores me habían predispuesto en contra de la comida china
    • Some of them might even be open to argument along these lines, but the overwhelming vast majority of them will be biased against your views.
    • Examined from the learner's point of view, the standard approach is heavily biased against beginning students.
    • Mick was adamant that the referee was totally biased against the player.
    • Despite the name, you really don't have to explain why you think the judge is potentially biased against you.
    • I am not biased against the authority as the writer offensively suggests, nor am I politically-motivated.
    • Overall the minster will not be accused of being biased towards business after yesterday's performance.
    • This has given rise to the view that the legal code is biased against women and the poor.
    • Patients have often complained that relevant health bureaux are biased towards hospitals, as both are part of the same system.
    • What makes him really angry is the way he says the system is biased against him because he is a man.
    • I am biased towards mountain biking because I believe that the training effect is better.
    • Should such a system be introduced here, she suggests, it should be biased towards the least-skilled.
    • I thought on more than one occasion that perhaps he was biased towards satisfying his own goals.
    • And that's lucky for all of us, and unlucky for people who are biased against us.
    • She was traumatised when her doctoral thesis was failed outright, apparently because one examiner was biased against her.
    • Questions are already being asked about whether the lead researcher was inherently biased against the drug.
    • First, technological change has been biased towards higher skilled workers.
    • Landlords say the Residential Tenancy Act is biased against them and they run websites naming bad tenants and their sins.
    • For citizens, especially the poor, this gives confidence that the system will not be biased against them.
    • He said the legislation was biased against the poor, who lived close together.
    • He argued that the existing law is biased against the householder in favour of the burglar.