unbiased

adjective
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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Other Words from unbiased

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

Choose the Right Synonym for 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

Examples of unbiased in a Sentence

Let me offer an unbiased opinion. offered an unbiased judgment of the dancer's performance

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The Facebook optimization team could come up with a best guess as to the gender, race, and ethnicity of every user, and make sure that the delivery of ads within certain categories like housing and employment are unbiased. Antonio García Martínez, WIRED, "Are Facebook Ads Discriminatory? It’s Complicated," 11 June 2019 The goal with this approach, the researchers say, is to make an unbiased real-time assessment of users’ mental state in their natural environments. Laine Higgins, WSJ, "Can Typos Give Insight Into Your Mental Health?," 11 Oct. 2018 This is why independent, unbiased polls have become an important part of elections — voters need sources of information not manipulated and managed by candidates or special interest groups. Cynthia Sewell, idahostatesman, "Who’s ahead in Idaho governor’s race? Look closely at who’s being polled," 22 Jan. 2018 Like search neutrality’s harshest critics might have predicted, The Creepy Line could describe examples of bias, but struggled to explain what ideologically unbiased search results would look like. Adi Robertson, The Verge, "The long, tortured quest to make Google unbiased," 6 Dec. 2018 It should be done by professional, third-party accountants who do large firms to give us a totally unbiased view. Jenice Armstrong, Philly.com, "So who's behind this black-owned firm tapped to find city's missing millions? | Jenice Armstrong," 21 June 2018 The press looks very foolish in this red-dot chase and is failing miserably at reporting the news in an objective, unbiased manner. WSJ, "Press Too Often Rises to the President’s Tweeted Bait," 12 Nov. 2018 Only Strike and Robin, who have no discernible political convictions beyond a love of order and justice, turn out to be rational and unbiased. Constance Grady, Vox, "J.K. Rowling’s latest Robert Galbraith novel is addictive, murderous fun," 18 Sep. 2018 But if products are being pushed onto parents by physicians, parents deserve unbiased information about those products. Heidi Stevens, chicagotribune.com, "Why did the U.S. try to block a breastfeeding resolution, and what do we do about it?," 11 July 2018

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First Known Use of unbiased

1607, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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unbiased

adjective

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

unbiased

adjective
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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