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preferences

noun , plural of preference

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1 a person or thing that is preferred over others
  • my preference is soul music
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2 positive regard for something
  • a preference for cool weather
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3 the power, right, or opportunity to choose
  • he was promised his preference when the time came to repaint his bedroom
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4 a raising or a state of being raised to a higher rank or position
  • a long-sought preference to the position of naval commander
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