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unbiased

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adjective un·bi·ased \ˌən-ˈbī-əst\

Simple Definition of unbiased

  • : not having or showing an unfair tendency to believe that some people, ideas, etc., are better than others : not biased

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of unbiased

  1. 1 :  free from bias; especially :  free from all prejudice and favoritism :  eminently fair <an unbiased opinion>

  2. 2 :  having an expected value equal to a population parameter being estimated <an unbiased estimate of the population mean>

unbiasedness

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Examples of unbiased in a sentence

  1. Let me offer an unbiased opinion.

  2. <offered an unbiased judgment of the dancer's performance>



1607

First Known Use of unbiased

1607

Synonym Discussion of unbiased

fair, just, equitable, impartial, unbiased, dispassionate, objective mean free from favor toward either or any side. fair implies a proper balance of conflicting interests <a fair decision>. just implies an exact following of a standard of what is right and proper <a just settlement of territorial claims>. equitable implies a less rigorous standard than just and usually suggests equal treatment of all concerned <the equitable distribution of the property>. impartial stresses an absence of favor or prejudice <an impartial third party>. unbiased implies even more strongly an absence of all prejudice <your unbiased opinion>. dispassionate suggests freedom from the influence of strong feeling and often implies cool or even cold judgment <a dispassionate summation of the facts>. objective stresses a tendency to view events or persons as apart from oneself and one's own interest or feelings <I can't be objective about my own child>.

UNBIASED Defined for Kids

unbiased

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adjective un·bi·ased \ˌən-ˈbī-əst\

Definition of unbiased for Students

  1. :  free from bias <an unbiased opinion>





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