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English definition of “preferable”

preferable

adjective [not gradable]  /ˈpref·ər·ə·bəl/ us  
better or more desirable: We could take a later flight if it would be preferable. Surely a diplomatic solution is preferable to war.
preferably
adverb [not gradable]  /ˈpref·ər·ə·bli/ us  
We’re looking for a new house, preferably one closer to the school.
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