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 no ser tendencioso / parcial / partidista
      • the firm's bias in favor of younger applicants la preferencia de la compañía por los candidatos más jóvenes
      • Has there been prejudice and bias against the applicant by both the judge at first instance and by the majority of the Full Court?
      • 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.
      • He did this with good policies, hard work and persistence and in spite of media bias in favour of his opponent.
      • Also, publication bias against studies that failed to show an effect might have limited our ability to identify features associated with ineffective systems.
      • 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.
      • 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.
      • This follows from the charges of, for example, bias in favour of panel members' departments and inconsistency across subject areas.
      • There is a strong cultural bias against non-fiction.
      • 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.
      • 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.
      • There should be no bias in favour of the money-earner and against the home-maker and the child-carer.
      • 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.
      • Her supporters said she was unfairly singled out because of her celebrity and because of bias against female executives.
      • 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.
      • 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 case was dealt with by case workers outside the county so that there could be no inference of bias in favour of one party.

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

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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