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preference

noun [C/U]  /ˈpref·ər·əns/ us  
A preference is also an advantage given to someone: [U] The city gives preference to job applicants who live there.
Translations of “preference”
in Korean 선호, 애호…
in Arabic تَفْضيل…
in Portuguese preferência…
in Catalan preferència…
in Japanese 好み, (選択肢の中の)希望のもの…
in Italian preferenza…
in Chinese (Traditional) 偏愛, 愛好, 喜愛…
in Russian предпочтение…
in Turkish tercih, yeğleme…
in Chinese (Simplified) 偏爱, 爱好, 喜爱…
in Polish upodobanie, preferencja, upodobania…
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