Academic Word List

The 570 most common words in English academic texts

Type: verb, noun

Definitions: (verb) If you bias something, you unfairly make one result more likely than another. (noun) A bias is a preference in one direction that makes things unequal.

Examples: (verb) The results of the survey are biased because many people lied on the questionnaire. (noun) An education syllabus should not have a political bias. (noun) People often have a bias to like others that look similar to them.

Synonyms: nouns: favouritism, prejudice, unfairness. verbs: distort, influence.

Academic Word List Sublist and Group: 8 E

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