In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1.1(prejudice, unfairness)parcialidad femininesesgo masculinethe 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 masculinebuilt-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.
2(in sewing)to cut sth on the bias — cortar algo al bies / al sesgo
1(judgment) influir en(judgment) afectarmy 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.
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