• IPA: /ˈpɹɛf(ə)ɹ(ə)ns/


  1. The selection of one thing or person over others (with the main adposition being "for" in relation to the thing or person, but possibly also "of")
    He has a preference for crisp wines.
  2. The option to so select, and the one selected.
    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.
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preference (preferences, present participle preferencing; past and past participle preferenced)

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

preference (uncountable)

  1. Preferans, a card game, principally played in Eastern Europe.

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