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English definition of “preferential”


adjective [before noun]     /ˌpref.ərˈen.ʃəl/ US  /-əˈren-/
describes something you are given that is better than what other people receive: Inmates claimed that some prisoners had received preferential treatment. Single mothers have been given preferential access to council housing.Useful or advantageous preferentially     /-i/ adverb Useful or advantageous
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