Bias: (noun) A line going diagonally across the grain of fabric: Cut the cloth on the bias.
A preference or an inclination, especially one that inhibits impartial judgment.
An unfair act or policy stemming from prejudice.
A statistical sampling or testing error caused by systematically favoring some outcomes over others.
Sports. A weight or irregularity in a ball that causes it to swerve, as in lawn bowling. The tendency of such a ball to swerve. The fixed voltage applied to an electrode. (adj. ) Slanting or diagonal; oblique: a bias fold.
Proclivity (noun) : A natural propensity or inclination; predisposition; a strong, inborn preference or fondness for something:
"Inclination" implies a mild interest in something. "Proclivity" indicates a strong interest or fondness.
"Fetish" implies an unusually strong, even unnatural proclivity toward an object. The word "fetish" is both mis- and overused, so bring "proclivity" into play when speaking of strong but comprehensible preferences. "He has a proclivity for peanut butter and guacamole sandwiches" or "She has a proclivity to overstate the historical importance of her ancestors."
Predilection: A partiality or disposition in favor of something; a preference.
Converse of object
have: Foreign banks do not have a proclivity nor do they really feel an interest or need to go down market.
demonstrate: Furthermore, Jeremiah does not elsewhere demonstrate a proclivity for making such specific predictions. Adjective modifier
ideological: And that primitivism, shorn of all its ideological proclivities, is better off with another name.
political: As to contemporary issues, the book concludes in a way that hardly matches my own political proclivities.
personal: There's nothing overtly broken with the game, but you may love or hate certain aspects of it depending on your personal proclivities.
natural: Janardhana was, by instinct and natural proclivity, a person who wanted to talk to families on a personal basis.
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