What does preference mean?

Definitions for preference
ˈprɛf ər əns, ˈprɛf rənspref·er·ence

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. preference, penchant, predilection, taste(noun)

    a strong liking

    "my own preference is for good literature"; "the Irish have a penchant for blarney"

  2. predilection, preference, orientation(noun)

    a predisposition in favor of something

    "a predilection for expensive cars"; "his sexual preferences"; "showed a Marxist orientation"

  3. preference, druthers(noun)

    the right or chance to choose

    "given my druthers, I'd eat cake"

  4. preference(noun)

    grant of favor or advantage to one over another (especially to a country or countries in matters of international trade, such as levying duties)

Wiktionary

  1. preference(Noun)

    The selection of one thing or person over others.

  2. preference(Noun)

    The option to so select, and the one selected.

  3. preference(Noun)

    The state of being preferred over others.

  4. preference(Noun)

    A strong liking or personal valuation.

  5. preference(Noun)

    A preferential bias; partiality; discrimination.

  6. preference(Noun)

    Preferans, a card game, principally played in Eastern Europe.

  7. preference(Verb)

    To give preferential treatment to; to give a preference to.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Preference(noun)

    the act of Preferring, or the state of being preferred; the setting of one thing before another; precedence; higher estimation; predilection; choice; also, the power or opportunity of choosing; as, to give him his preference

  2. Preference(noun)

    that which is preferred; the object of choice or superior favor; as, which is your preference?

  3. Origin: [Cf. F. prfrence.]

Freebase

  1. Preference

    The term preferences is used in a variety of related, but not identical, ways in the scientific literature. This makes it necessary to make explicit the sense in which the term is used in different social sciences.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'preference' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4245

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'preference' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4512

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'preference' in Nouns Frequency: #1349

How to pronounce preference?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say preference in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of preference in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of preference in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of preference in a Sentence

  1. Norman Blair:

    Keep your clothes on, that's my personal preference.

  2. Neil Woodford:

    I have a strong preference for an external candidate.

  3. Donald Trump:

    My preference would be to keep him, i would certainly prefer not doing it.

  4. Charlie Bigham:

    Our preference is to source from the UK, but we're never going to buy our Parmesan from the UK.

  5. Cometan:

    Puzzled Peter ponders whilst prepping parsley and parsnips for people Peter poorly held preference.

Images & Illustrations of preference

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