bias noun

ADJ. clear, definite, marked, obvious, strong | left-wing, right-wing | cultural, political

VERB + BIAS have The newspaper has a clear bias towards the Conservative Party. | display, show | avoid, eliminate, reduce | correct We have now tried to correct the bias in our original report. | be free from The newspaper was free from political bias.

BIAS + VERB creep in, exist Bias often creeps in through the wording of questions.

PREP. with/without ~ All material must be selected and presented without bias. | with a ~ a newspaper with a strong left-wing bias | ~ against a bias against women | ~ in favour of/towards a bias in favour of small firms