ETYM French biasis, perh. from Late Lat. bifax two-faced; Latin bis + facies face. Related to Bi-, Face.
1. A uniform or systematic deviation from a point of reference.
2. In mathematics, an indication of the amount by which the average of a group of values deviates from a reference value.
3. In electronics, a voltage applied to a transistor or other electronic device to establish a reference level for its operation.
4. In communications, a type of distortion in the length of transmitted bits, caused by a lag that occurs as voltage builds up or falls off each time the signal changes from 0 to 1 or vice versa.
Tendency to a one-sided view; prejudice. Bias does not necessarily lie in what is said or written; omission of detail that does not suit the argument or intention of the speaker or writer is also a manifestation of bias.
A partiality that prevents objective consideration of an issue or situation; SYN. prejudice.
An inadequacy in experimental design that leads to results or conclusions not representative of the population under study.
influence / ɪnfluːəns /
ETYM French influence, from Latin influens, -entis, p. pr. Related to Influent, Influenza.
1. The effect of one thing (or person) on another.
2. A power to affect persons or events, esp. power based on prestige etc.
3. Causing something without any direct or apparent effort.
4. One having power to influence another.
5. A cognitive factor that tends to have an effect on what one does.
1. Investing with borrowed money as a way to amplify potential gains (at the risk of greater losses); SYN. leveraging.
2. Strategic advantage; power to act effectively:
3. The mechanical advantage gained by being in a position to use a lever; SYN. purchase.
ETYM Old Eng. pouer, poer, Old Fren. poeir, pooir, French pouvoir, n and v , from Late Lat. potere, for Latin posse, potesse, to be able, to have power. Related to Possible, Potent, Posse comitatus.
1. Possession of controlling influence; SYN. powerfulness, potency.
2. One possessing or exercising power or influence or authority; SYN. force.
3. (Physics) The rate of doing work; measured in watts (joules/second).
ETYM French, from Latin praestigum delusion, illusion, praestigae deceptions, jugglers' tricks, prob. from prae before + the root of stinguere to extinguish, originally, to prick. Related to Stick.
A high standing achieved through success or influence or wealth etc.; SYN. prestigiousness.
purchase / pɝːtʃəs /
ETYM Old Eng. purchds, French pourchas eager pursuit. Related to Purchase.
1. A means of exerting influence or gaining advantage.
2. Something acquired by purchase.
3. The acquisition of something for payment.
sway / sweɪ /
1. Controlling influence.
2. Pitching dangerously to one side
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