biais

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Probably borrowed from Old Provençal biais, of uncertain origin. Possibly via Vulgar Latin *bigassius from Ancient Greek [script needed] (epikarsios, athwart), from ἐπί (epí, upon) + *karsios (oblique), from Proto-Indo-European *(s)ker- (to cut).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

biais m (plural biais)

  1. means, way
  2. angle, aspect, way
  3. (textiles) bias
  4. slant, diagonal line
  5. (sociology) bias

Adjective[edit]

biais m (feminine biaise, masculine plural biais, feminine plural biaises)

  1. slant, slanting

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