Meaning of “preference” - Learner’s Dictionary


noun us uk /ˈprefərəns/

B2 [ C, U ] the feeling of liking something or someone more than another person or thing:

personal preferences
We have white and brown bread. Do you have a preference?
I have a preference for dark-haired men.
give preference to sb

to give special treatment to someone:

Hospitals must give preference to urgent cases.

(Definition of “preference” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)