preference

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle French preference, from Medieval Latin preferentia

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈpɾɛf(ə)ɹ(ə)ns/

Noun[edit]

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preference (plural preferences)

  1. The selection of one thing or person over others.
  2. The option to so select, and the one selected.
    • 2013 June 14, Jonathan Freedland, “Obama's once hip brand is now tainted”, The Guardian Weekly, volume 189, number 1, page 18: 
      Where we once sent love letters in a sealed envelope, or stuck photographs of our children in a family album, now such private material is despatched to servers and clouds operated by people we don't know and will never meet. Perhaps we assume that our name, address and search preferences will be viewed by some unseen pair of corporate eyes, probably not human, and don't mind that much.
    Can I keep my preferences when I upgrade to the new version of this application?
  3. The state of being preferred over others.
  4. A strong liking or personal valuation.
  5. A preferential bias; partiality; discrimination.
  6. Preferans, a card game, principally played in Eastern Europe.

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Verb[edit]

preference (third-person singular simple present preferences, present participle preferencing, simple past and past participle preferenced)

  1. (US) To give preferential treatment to; to give a preference to.

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Czech[edit]

Noun[edit]

preference f

  1. preference (selection of one thing or person over others)
    spotřebitelské preference
    volební preference

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Middle French[edit]

Noun[edit]

preference f (plural preferences)

  1. preference (option preferred over another option)