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
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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 24 May. 2022.

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

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: free from bias an unbiased opinion

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