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 unbiased (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 This was started when the mainstream media stopped, dropped any pretense of being unbiased and actually chose sides during this election. Paul Bedard, Washington Examiner, "Liberal Media Scream: Smug Chuck Todd to senator, ‘I’ve had enough of hearing this!’," 4 Jan. 2021 Bringing that unbiased third party into the room may be the key to your goal setting endeavors. Tom Cooney And Crystal Faulkner, The Enquirer, "BusinessWise: Step into 2021 with concrete, measurable goals," 29 Dec. 2020 This seemed more or less in keeping with theEpoch Times’ professed commitment to unbiased coverage and its desire to ramp up page views—inflammatory comments by public figures drive clicks, after all. Cheri Lucas Rowlands, Longreads, "Longreads Best of 2020: Investigative Reporting," 21 Dec. 2020 Wead said Kushner will eventually be recognized by unbiased historians. Paul Bedard, Washington Examiner, "Problem-solver Jared Kushner’s biggest win was Middle East peace," 18 Dec. 2020 Many medical societies have already developed reliable, unbiased information sources for doctors. Deborah Korenstein, STAT, "Drug companies’ payments and gifts affect physicians’ prescribing. It’s time to turn off the spigot," 4 Dec. 2020 When conflicts of interest arise, attempts at self-regulation and statements of unbiased reasoning are woefully inadequate. Sunita Sah, Scientific American, "Conflicts of Interest and COVID," 3 Dec. 2020 Trejo isn't an unbiased actor in Michigan politics. Freep.com, "Americans decided their own truth this election season," 2 Dec. 2020 Politicization undermines the ability of the intelligence community to deliver an unbiased, accurate and critical assessment of U.S. security policies and potential threats. Arie Perliger, The Conversation, "Trump’s purge of defense agencies comes at a vulnerable time for US national security," 18 Nov. 2020

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First Known Use of unbiased

1607, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Unbiased.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unbiased. Accessed 27 Jan. 2021.

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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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