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Definition of "preference" []

  • The selecting of someone or something over another or others. (noun)
  • The right or chance to so choose. (noun)
  • Someone or something so chosen. See Synonyms at choice. (noun)
  • The state of being preferred. (noun)
  • Law A priority of payment given to one or more creditors by an insolvent debtor. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "preference" in a sentence
  • "INSERT INTO tblPreferences (customerId, preference) VALUES (@customerID, @preference)"
  • "This decision of the judgment is what is usually meant by the use of the term preference, or choice."
  • "Why, then, apply the term preference, or choice, to acts of the will?"