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American English: /ˈprɛf(ə)rəns/
British English: /ˈprɛf(ə)r(ə)ns/

Translation of preference in Spanish:


  • 1 countable or uncountable (liking, choice) I've no particular preference
    no tengo ninguna preferencia en especial
    preference for something
    preferencia por algo
    my preference would be for a middle-of-the-road policy
    yo preferiría una política intermedia
    in order of preference
    en or por orden de preferencia
    in preference to something/somebodyI chose cash in preference to a trip
    preferí el dinero antes que un viaje
    I would walk in preference to waiting for the bus
    yo iría a pie antes que esperar el autobús
    Example sentences
    • 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.
    Example sentences
    • 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.
  • 2 uncountable 2.1 (priority) most employers give preference to people with practical experience
    la mayoría de los empleadores dan preferencia a gente con experiencia práctica
    Example sentences
    • 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.
    2.2 (Economics, Finance) (before noun) preference shares o stock
    acciones (feminine plural) privilegiadas or preferentes
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