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

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Following the advent of the American court system and continuing into the 20th century, many jurisdictions needed a way to select candidates for a jury that would at least superficially appear unbiased. Michael Waters, Smithsonian, "When 6-Year-Olds Chose Jury Candidates," 11 July 2019 For me, a grading report is just like an insurance policy telling me in an unbiased manner what is the color, cut, clarity and so on of a stone. Mandy Behbehani, SFChronicle.com, "How to choose a lab-grown diamond," 10 June 2019 Since the screening test is unbiased, any one of these is equally likely to have the rare disease. Quanta Magazine, "Solution: ‘When Probability Meets Real Life’," 2 Mar. 2018 Officials say the policy is meant to serve as a guide for unbiased day-to-day interactions with transgender and nonbinary people, as well as those who are being detained or transported. USA TODAY, "Summer snow, yellow jacket super nests, laundered cat: News from around our 50 states," 26 June 2019 Decision aids ideally present accurate and unbiased information in a way that is understandable, translating medical information into everyday language, and in a way that enables patients to compare treatment options. Guy Boulton, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "What you need to know about shared decision-making and how it can lead to better health care," 19 June 2019 Words have great power and there is a spectrum of actions that should be considered from a perspective that is objective and unbiased. Aria Thaker, Quartz at Work, "How Indian media company Homegrown imploded in the wake of #MeToo," 11 June 2019 This is to ensure that the process is as unbiased and meritocratic as possible. The Economist, "We’re hiring a journalist to write about Africa," 5 June 2019 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

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First Known Use of unbiased

1607, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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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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