Meaning of self-bias in English:


Pronunciation /ˌsɛlfˈbʌɪəs/


  • 1A bias towards oneself; predisposition to favour oneself or one's own views, or to pursue one's own advantage.

  • 2Electronics
    In a thermionic valve: bias generated by means of a resistor placed between the cathode and the ground, rather than by external circuit component. In later use also: (in a transistor) bias generated within the transistor itself, rather than by an external circuit component.


Mid 17th century. From self- + bias.