El Sesgo – My Spanish Word Of The Day 2/7/2017

¡Hola!

My Spanish word of the day is:

el sesgo

bias

Example Sentence: El vestido está cortado al sesgo.  (The dress is cut on the bias.)

El sesgo is used to describe a biased viewpoint or slant.

Example Sentence: La nueva película de la directora es una comedia con un sesgo feminina.  (The new film by the (female) director is a comedy with a feminine slant.)

El sesgo is used to talk about ideological bias.

Example Sentence: El sesgo ideológico de este artículo hace que la información no sea objetiva. (The ideological bias of this article means that the information is not objective.)

El sesgo is also used when talking about statistics.

Example Sentence: En estadística, el sesgo es un error que se detecta en los resultados de un estudio.  (In statistics, bias is an error that can be detected in the results of a study.)

Finally, el sesgo is used to say that something is going in a different direction or is taking a different turn.

Example Sentence: El diálogo tomó un sesgo irónico.   (The dialog took an ironic turn.)

¡Hasta La Próxima!

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