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Preference Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

Definitions from Wordnet 2.0


  • 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 right or chance to choose; "given my druthers, I''d eat cake"
  • a predisposition in favor of something; "a predilection for expensive cars"; "his sexual preferences"; "showed a Marxist orientation"
  • a strong liking; "my own preference is for good literature"; "the Irish have a penchant for blarney"

Definitions from Wiktionary


  • a strong liking; "my own preference is for good literature"; "the Irish have a penchant for blarney" ,
  • 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)

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Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Preference'


  • Preference: The term preferences is used in a variety of related, but not identical, ways in the scientific literature. This makes it necessary to ...
  • Time preference: In economics, time preference (or "discounting") is the relative valuation placed on a good at an earlier date compared with its valuation ...
  • Preference (economics): In economics and other social science s, preference refers to the set of assumptions related to ordering some alternatives, based on the ...
  • Trade preference: A trade preference is preference by one country for buying goods from some other country more than from other countries. It grants special ...
  • Social preferences: Social preferences are a type of preference studied in behavioral and experimental economics and social psychology , including ...

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'Preference' example sentence in quotations


* Constancy in love is a perpetual inconstancy, in which the heart attaches itself successively to each of the lover's qualities, giving preference now to one, now to another. - La Rochefoucauld

* The superiority of chocolate (hot chocolate), both for health and nourishment, will soon give it the same preference over tea and coffee in America which it has in Spain. . . - Thomas Jefferson

* There is nothing more likely to drive a person mad than...an obstinate, constitutional preference of the true to the agreeable. - William Hazlitt


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Preference Sample Sentences in News


  • Fortis Inc. Closes $600,000,000 Offering of Series M First Preference Shares
    NOT FOR DISTRIBUTION TO U.S. NEWS WIRE SERVICES OR DISSEMINATION IN THE UNITED STATES Fortis Inc. announced today that it has closed its public offering of Cumulative Redeemable... Read more on this news related to 'Preference'
  • Weyerhaeuser Mandatory Convertible Preference Shares, Series A Ex-Dividend Reminder
    On 9/11/14, Weyerhaeuser Co.'s 6.375% Mandatory Convertible Preference Shares, Series A (NYSE: WY.PRA) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.7969, payable on 10/1/14. As a percentage of WY.PRA's recent share price of $58.19, this dividend works out to approximately 1.37%, so look for shares of WY.PRA to trade 1.37% lower — all else bei Read more on this news related to 'Preference'
  • Politics Counts: Inside the Readings on Voters’ Party Preference
    Midterm watchers are bracing for a possible change in control of the Senate this fall, which would put Republicans in charge of both houses of Congress for the first time in eight years. This big shift in party power, however, comes amid few signs of a corresponding shift in the electorate. Read more on this news related to 'Preference'

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