1. present participle of prefer#English|prefer

preferring (plural preferrings)

  1. A preference; the choice of something preferred.
    • 1984, Steven M. Cahn, ‎Patricia Kitcher, ‎George Sher, Reason at Work: Introductory Readings in Philosophy (page 497)
      He gives our preferrings the bad name of the machinery of motives, but they are just what we feel in ourselves when we decide.

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