In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(in statistics)sesgo masculine
- If there is no sex-ratio skew among nestlings, data regarding survival of hybrid males and females would be needed to explain the pattern noted by Bronson et al.
- We see in the subsequent section that this fairly small skew from equal frequencies nonetheless yields a substantive potential for ‘nonstandard’ dynamical behavior.
- We used a log transformation for the alcohol problem index because of the strong positive skew of the variable.
- The per capita income variable was log transformed to reduce positive skew.
- Although the variable of educational level was normally distributed in the sample, the variable of annual income showed a sharp positive skew.
1(twisted, crooked)torcidochueco Latin America
- I hope that he does say something a little off skew and controversial on the show to spice things up.
2(in statistics)(distribution/curve) sesgado
- Empirical data, however, did not always detect a statistically significant skew toward rare alleles in the allele frequency distribution.
- The sample odds ratio is limited at the lower end, since it cannot be negative, but not at the upper end, and so has a skew distribution.
1(cause to curve)(line) torcer(ball) desviar
- Pryce did well to block his shot with his legs, but the ball skewed sideways for Mercer to crash it into the empty net.
2(bias)to be skewed — estar sesgado
3(distort)(results/facts) presentar de manera sesgada
- The poll is skewed toward likely voters, since it is reporting the attitudes of those who have already bothered to register.
- People think teachers are against tests but the curriculum is skewed into doing them and it skews the whole of the school year.
- Finally, the income tax cuts accompanying the tax package were massively skewed towards upper-income earners.
- As one of our readers noted, that poll used a sample that was obviously skewed toward the Democrats, and thus shouldn't be taken too seriously.
- The Times is not alone for demonstrating again a ‘news judgment’ hopelessly skewed by liberal bias.
- Trade has been unfairly skewed in favour of rich nations for decades now, the idea is to start skewing it in the other direction.
- You can count on us to find the answer, and to convey that information in an insulting, unfair and skewed manner.
- Our sample is also skewed towards the educated.
- There are problems with the audience profile, Brown argues, which is skewed towards older males, and the predominance of imported programs.
- We devised the question sets to be, as far as possible, at the same level of difficulty in order not to bias or skew the overall results.
- The legal system is skewed towards mothers and, as a result, some women abuse this for their own means, she claims.
- When consumers ‘vote’ with their dollars, the outcome will be skewed toward the preferences of those with more dollars.
- I like the way the whole thing is skewed towards the safety of our children, so no-one need focus too closely on the actual sinister censorious implications for consenting adults behind this initiative.
- No-one is suggesting that all science funded by company money is skewed or biased or lacking independence.
- I had a work life and a family life, but I was skewed towards the work life.
- European understanding of our society, and of their own, is skewed by male-centered cultural biases.
- It may seem wrong to extol the virtues of the English but with such a large Lions touring party, it is always likely to be skewed towards the biggest nation with strength in depth.
- I mean, the idea that the press is skewed toward him on this is totally ridiculous.
- While this article, in general, is very thorough, accurate and well-written, one sentence is inaccurate and inappropriately skews the potential for print Yellow Pages over the next five years.
- All the facts would be skewed and biased anyway.
1to skew off course — desviarse
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