- 1A greater liking for one alternative over another or others: her preference for white wine he chose a clock in preference to a watchMás ejemplos en oraciones
- Both of them expressed a preference for an alternative chair person.
- Very often people express a preference for planting broadleaves.
- Creative Commons licenses help people express a preference for sharing their work - on their own terms.
- 1.1A thing preferred: nearly 40 per cent named acid house as their musical preferenceMás ejemplos en oraciones
- He strove to reach a balance between the musical preferences of fans and the band's own artistic pursuits.
- These students want to identify themselves through their musical preferences.
- The legs of his pants end above the tops of his shoes, a fashion preference dictated by the hours he spends ankle-deep in wet grass.
- 1.2 [mass noun] Favour shown to one person or thing over another or others: preference is given to those who make a donationMás ejemplos en oraciones
- Rather, it was the behavioral aspect of prey preference that influenced stability.
- It must be remembered that most infants show no lateral preference in the first few years of life.
- He enrolled in a journalism course, but when there were assignments to be done he felt he had to give preference to his poetry writing, and left the course.
- 2 Law A prior right or precedence, especially in connection with the payment of debts: debts owed to the community should be accorded a preferenceMás ejemplos en oraciones
- The payment had the effect of conferring a preference, priority or advantage on those creditors over the other creditors.
- That must be so whether the preference took the form of the payment of a debt or the grant of a security.
- If the Court is against us on preferences, then those credits come back into our loan account.
late Middle English (in the sense 'promotion'): from Old French, from medieval Latin praeferentia, from Latin praeferre 'carry in front' (see prefer).