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preference

noun
 
 
/ˈprefərəns/
[C or U] the fact of liking or wanting one thing more than another: preference for sth These investors had a preference for securities rather than bank deposits. More flexibility will enable managers to redesign their floors quickly according to customer preferences. Buying a car is a matter of personal preference.
[U] an advantage or better treatment that is given to a person or a group of people: give preference to sb/sth This small-business program gives preference to minority- and women-owned companies.
→  See also Community preference , consumer preference , liquidity preference
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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