The following information has failed Wiktionary's verification process.
Failure to be verified may either mean that this information is fabricated, or is merely beyond our resources to confirm. We have archived here the disputed information, the verification discussion, and any documentation gathered so far, pending further evidence.
Do not re-add this information to the article without also submitting proof that it meets Wiktionary's criteria for inclusion. See also Wiktionary:Previously deleted entries.
preferences - senses 
- Seems to have been sorted. - TheDaveRoss 00:38, 2 February 2010 (UTC)
The following information passed a request for deletion.
This discussion is no longer live and is left here as an archive. Please do not modify this conversation, though feel free to discuss its conclusions.
Sense: (computing) The user-specified settings of parameters in interactive computer software.
- This should not be listed separately under the plural, though we might need a new sense at singular preference to indicate a computer program setting. Equinox ◑ 20:38, 23 July 2012 (UTC)
- Any particular reason? Can it be show that this usage is plural only as much as sneakers is? Facts are permitted in discussions despite the recent practice of closing discussions that have had no facts and little discussion. DCDuring TALK 20:52, 15 August 2012 (UTC)
- Keep. Computing meaning is not generally singular. DAVilla 14:36, 2 December 2012 (UTC)
Of course the computing meaning occurs in singular. A simple Google Books search would have unveiled that fact in ten seconds:
- Although you can access most system- and application-specific settings via System Preferences or application preference dialogs, respectively, there are often other settings or options available in the OS or in a particular application for which there's no interface provided. 
- Keep, as the singular "preference" does not capture the always plural sense of a group of settings. bd2412 T 17:55, 21 June 2013 (UTC)