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English definition of “bias”

bias

noun [U] (CLOTHING)    /ˈbaɪ.əs/ specialized
a direction at an angle across the threads of woven material: The dresses in his new winter collection are all cut on the bias (= in a diagonal direction across the cloth).General words for textiles
(Definition of bias noun (CLOTHING) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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