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preference

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preference/ˈprɛfrəns/noun
pluralpreferences
preference
/ˈprɛfrəns/
noun
pluralpreferences
Learner's definition of PREFERENCE  
: a feeling of liking or wanting one person or thing more than another person or thing
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[noncount] : an advantage that is given to some people or things and not to others
[count] : something that is liked or wanted more than another thing: something that is preferred
: the sexual feelings that a person has: a person's identity as homosexual, bisexual, or heterosexual
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in preference to

: instead of (something or someone): rather than (something or someone)
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