from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An opinion or conception formed in advance of adequate knowledge or experience, especially a prejudice or bias.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. An opinion formed before obtaining adequate evidence, especially as the result of bias or prejudice.
- n. A prejudice that prevents rational consideration of an issue.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The act of preconceiving; conception or opinion previously formed.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A conception or opinion formed in advance of experience or actual knowledge; also, the influence of previous belief or states of mind in modifying the conceptions formed under the partial influence of experience.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an opinion formed beforehand without adequate evidence
- n. a partiality that prevents objective consideration of an issue or situation
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