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

    Etymology: [Cf. F. prfrence.]

  2. Preference(noun)

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

    Etymology: [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?

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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. Martin Dolan:

    The preference would be to get a direct, physical link between this flaperon and MH370, if we can't do that, then obviously, we'll have to find a way of eliminating all other possibilities.

  2. White House spokesman Josh Earnest:

    Our preference when dealing with suspected terrorists is to capture, detain, debrief and prosecute them, but the fact is ... in some areas of the world, particularly in remote locations where extremists are hiding out, local authorities have limited capacity and, in some cases, limited will to go after these extremists.

  3. Phil Keoghan:

    My preference is much more of the rustic, off-the-beaten-path travel experience or activity for the teams, just because I love the' fish out of water' aspect of' Amazing Race,'.

  4. Georg Riedel:

    I would say everyone who tastes wines in different-shaped glasses would believe they are actually different wines. And out of those, you can pick your preference, which proves that one shape elevates the components of the wine better than another, of course, a glass cannot change a wine from a bad wine to a good wine. We are not responsible for miracles.

  5. Paulo Sousa:

    We have the role of providing food to the world regardless of color, race, creed or political preference of a country, so it's not fitting for Brazilian government officials to insult our biggest client. I'd say it's not even very smart.

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