Definition of preference
- sexual preference
Car buyers have recently shown a growing preference for smaller vehicles.
When it comes to music, everyone has their own preferences.
Some people like small cars and some people like big cars. It's a matter of personal preference.
She listed her favorite restaurants in order of preference.
He has tried not to show preference in giving out jobs.
The policy of the school is to give preference to minority candidates.
“We could go to an Italian or Chinese restaurant tonight. What's your preference?” “Either one is fine. I don't have a preference.”
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First Known Use: 1673See Words from the same year
: a feeling of liking or wanting one person or thing more than another person or thing
: an advantage that is given to some people or things and not to others
: something that is liked or wanted more than another thing : something that is preferred
See words that rhyme with preference Thesaurus: All synonyms and antonyms for preference Spanish Central: Translation of preference Nglish: Translation of preference for Spanish speakers Britannica English: Translation of preference for Arabic speakers Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about preference
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to speak or write verbosely and windily
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