Public Works and Government Services Canada
Symbol of the Government of Canada

Institutional Links

Search TERMIUM Plus®
To begin your search, go to the alphabetical index below and click on the first letter of the word you are searching for.


In Canadian usage, the verb bias is spelled with either a single s or a double s before a suffix, as in biased or biassed, biases or biasses, and biasing or biassing.

  • The study was invalid because the sample population was biased (or biassed).
  • Many journalists accused the pollster of biasing (or biassing) the results in favour of his own political beliefs.