un·​bi·​ased | \ ˌən-ˈbī-əst How to pronounce unbiased (audio) \

Definition of unbiased

1 : free from bias especially : free from all prejudice and favoritism : eminently fair an unbiased opinion
2 : having an expected value equal to a population parameter being estimated an unbiased estimate of the population mean

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unbiasedness \ ˌən-​ˈbī-​əs(t)-​nəs How to pronounce unbiasedness (audio) \ noun

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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

Examples of unbiased in a Sentence

Let me offer an unbiased opinion. offered an unbiased judgment of the dancer's performance
Recent Examples on the Web All involved must prioritize the need to maintain the public trust and faith in the effective and unbiased enforcement of laws and administration of justice in Granville County. CBS News, "Sheriff spoke of killing deputy who had recording of his "racially offensive" comments, charges say," 17 Sep. 2019 His qualifications to provide CNN with accurate, unbiased, and truthful commentary? Victor Davis Hanson, National Review, "CNN: Everything but the News," 17 Sep. 2019 All Are Welcome’ is written boldly on a dry-erase board, to help us know we’re in the realm of the didactically unbiased. Lisa Kennedy, The Know, "In “The Thanksgiving Play,” cultural correctness, “enlightened white allies” and the perils of being “woke”," 19 Nov. 2019 Where Elrich, who is white, saw too many stops, Jones, 55, who is African American, saw unbiased policing that created a safer county. Dan Morse, Washington Post, "The Montgomery County executive wanted his new police chief to be an outsider. But his favorite candidates kept bailing out.," 4 Nov. 2019 One of her wonderful qualities was her loving nature and her unbiased desire to help others. courant.com, "Margaret Clapis Merriman," 6 Oct. 2019 Once the screening test is done, however, its ethnically unbiased nature ensures that all samples collected are equally likely to have the rare disease. Quanta Magazine, "Solution: ‘When Probability Meets Real Life’," 2 Mar. 2018 In addition to defamation, Middleton's suit claims AdvancED breached its contract with the department by failing to provide an unbiased audit and malfeasance by officials. Max Londberg, Cincinnati.com, "Newport superintendent claims critical audit of his district defamed him, cost him speaking gigs," 23 Aug. 2019 Otherwise, Zager expects an unbiased and honest discussion on what’s happening in college football, while wanting the analysts to stick to their roots. Doug Lesmerises, cleveland.com, "Will Urban Meyer make Fox Sports his last stop, and will he interview Jim Harbaugh?," 13 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of unbiased

1607, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of unbiased was in 1607

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“Unbiased.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unbiased. Accessed 20 January 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of unbiased

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


un·​bi·​ased | \ ˌən-ˈbī-əst How to pronounce unbiased (audio) \

Kids Definition of unbiased

: free from bias an unbiased opinion

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