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preferences, plural;
  1. A greater liking for one alternative over another or others
    • - a preference for long walks and tennis over jogging
    • - he chose a clock in preference to a watch
  2. A thing preferred
    • - my musical preferences are blues and swing
  3. Favor shown to one person or thing over another or others
    • - preference is given to those who make a donation
  4. A prior right or precedence, esp. in connection with the payment of debts
    • - debts owed to the community should be accorded a preference

  1. a strong liking; "my own preference is for good literature"; "the Irish have a penchant for blarney"
  2. predilection: a predisposition in favor of something; "a predilection for expensive cars"; "his sexual preferences"; "showed a Marxist orientation"
  3. the right or chance to choose; "given my druthers, I'd eat cake"
  4. grant of favor or advantage to one over another (especially to a country or countries in matters of international trade, such as levying duties)
  5. The term “preferences” is used in a variety of related, but not identical, ways in the scientific literature. This makes it necessary to make explicit the sense in which the term is used in different social sciences.
  6. In economics and other social sciences, preference refers to the set of assumptions relating to a real or imagined "choice" between alternatives and the possibility of rank ordering of these alternatives, based on the degree of happiness, satisfaction, gratification, enjoyment, or utility they ...
  7. In many legal systems, where a person or company transfers assets or pays a debt to a creditor shortly before going into bankruptcy, that payment or transfer can be set aside on the application of the liquidator or trustee in bankruptcy as an unfair preference or simply a preference.
  8. The selection of one thing or person over others; The option to so select, and the one selected; The state of being preferred over others; A strong liking or personal valuation; A preferential bias; partiality; discrimination; A card game
  9. preferences – a set of configurable usage parameters for the SL viewer. They are used to control how the viewer looks, sounds and feels to the user.
  10. (Preferences) Options a user can set to determine how they want to receive your messages, their addresses, to which email address message should go and which messages they want to receive from you. The more preferences a user can specify, the more likely you’ll send relevant email
  11. (Preferences) These special trade advantages (e.g. tariff preferences) are given by governments to trading partners in order to promote export growth and development. These are often granted by developed countries to LDCs. ...
  12. (Preferences) Click the link Preferences below the message box to see the preference settings. Preferences are remembered between PE sessions. They are specific to the computer upon which they are set (and to the person, if multiple personal profiles have been created in the web browser). ...
  13. (Preferences) A large collection of customizable features to be used whenever a new →document is created. These include page size, default →font, and numerous other features.
  14. (Preferences) During bid evaluation, an adjustment made to provide a monetary or other advantage to a qualified bidder as established by law and regulation and which may impact the determination of supplier selection. ...
  15. (Preferences) Enables you to design the image of your Appointment Scheduler.
  16. (Preferences) File within each software program allowing user to set "preferences" to her or his personal choices.
  17. (Preferences) If your application is made through UAC or QTAC you will have the chance to list more than one course (9 through UAC, 6 through QTAC ). These are called your "preferences." The list indicates the order in which you want your preferred courses to be considered.
  18. (Preferences) In the survey, students are asked how they prefer to take notes in their regular student-life.
  19. (Preferences) Selections that determine default system behavior for a user in certain very specific situations. Preferences control system behavior in four categories. General preferences determine such behavior as the directory in which working files are stored by default. ...
  20. (Preferences) Special advantages extended by importing countries to exports from particular trading partners, usually by admitting their goods at tariff rates below those imposed on imports from other supplying countries.
  21. (Preferences) Special trade advantages granted by an importing country to certain trading partners, in contrast to nondiscriminatory treatment conforming to the most-favored- nation principle. ...
  22. (Preferences) a system upon which a potential new member ranks her first and second choices after preference parties take place.
  23. (Preferences) can be revealed (e.g., in purchasing decisions), expressed (e.g., through surveys) or imputed (e.g., cost of replacement). ...
  24. (Preferences) in addition to certain beliefs about our life-situation, each individual holds preferences about what kind of response to the situation is the most fitting response. A preference is a desire for a certain goal or outcome. ...
  25. (Preferences) options to set the service language, time zone, date and time formats