One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1Excessively biased; influenced too much in one direction.
2Electronics. Of an amplifier or other device: supplied with a bias current at a level greater than that which would result in peak output voltage, especially to maximize signal-to-noise ratio.
Mid 17th century; earliest use found in Henry Robinson (?1605–?1664). From over- + biased.
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