preference, penchant, predilection, taste(noun)
a strong liking
"my own preference is for good literature"; "the Irish have a penchant for blarney"
predilection, preference, orientation(noun)
a predisposition in favor of something
"a predilection for expensive cars"; "his sexual preferences"; "showed a Marxist orientation"
the right or chance to choose
"given my druthers, I'd eat cake"
grant of favor or advantage to one over another (especially to a country or countries in matters of international trade, such as levying duties)
The selection of one thing or person over others.
The option to so select, and the one selected.
The state of being preferred over others.
A strong liking or personal valuation.
A preferential bias; partiality; discrimination.
Preferans, a card game, principally played in Eastern Europe.
To give preferential treatment to; to give a preference to.
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
Etymology: [Cf. F. prfrence.]
that which is preferred; the object of choice or superior favor; as, which is your preference?
Etymology: [Cf. F. prfrence.]
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.
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'preference' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4245
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'preference' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4512
Rank popularity for the word 'preference' in Nouns Frequency: #1349
The numerical value of preference in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of preference in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
Examples of preference in a Sentence
I was made aware of a certain ‘preference’ by some Eurogroup participants, and assorted ‘partners’, for my... ‘absence’ from its meetings; an idea that the Prime Minister judged to be potentially helpful to him in reaching an agreement.
The developments over the past 48 hours highlight in stark fashion the inherent weaknesses of President Trumps preference for summit diplomacy international media spectacles that have failed to achieve substantial progress on the key issues, especially denuclearization.
My strong preference has always been to legislate when I can get legislation done, in my first two years I wasn't relying on executive powers because I had big majorities in the Congress and we were able to get bills done, get bills passed. And even after we lost the majorities in Congress, I bent over backwards consistently to try to find compromise.
Part of the reason that some people are hesitant to vaccinate is part of a worldview that has a tendency to like natural things and have a preference for natural risks over manmade risks.
This is a hurtful feeling that I don't want any other family to have to experience, this virus doesn't care what age you are what nationality you are, what political preference you have. It's serious and it will devastate you.
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Translations for preference
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- suosituimmuus, mieltymys, puolueellisuus, preferenssi, valinta, suosikkiasemaFinnish
- preferansHaitian Creole
- 選択, 優先, えこひいき, 好みJapanese
- siłkidígííNavajo, Navaho
- preferată, preferință, `preferatRomanian
- предпочтение, выборRussian
- förmånsrätt, förkärlek, företräde, preferensSwedish
- sở thíchVietnamese
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