• (noun): A strong liking.
    Example: "My own preference is for good literature"
    Synonyms: penchant, predilection, taste
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on preference:

Preference Theory - See Also
... Decision theory Liquidity preference Revealed preference Time preference. ...
Conditioned Place Preference - Extinction and Reinstatement Procedures - Reinstatement
... In the context of conditioned place preference, after a place preference has been extinguished, the behavior is said to be reintsated when the animal quickly ... for which reinstatement is often tested in the conditioned place preference paradigm ... case of CPP, when drugs are used to establish conditioned place preference, this is called drug priming ...
London Mayoral Election, 2012 - Campaign - Second Preference Endorsements
... vote system used in the election, the voters were invited to express a first and a second preference ... recommended how their supporters should use their second preference ... Having initially recommended a second preference for independent candidate Benita, UKIP switched to urging a second preference for Johnson, criticising ...
Conditioned Place Preference - Conditioning Procedure - Steps To Conditioning Place Preference or Aversion - Preference Testing
... In the preference testing phase the animal is allowed barrier free access to all compartments of the apparatus ... enough, in comparison to the control group, to conclude that conditioned place preference or aversion has occurred ...
Preference (disambiguation)
... Preference is a term used in scientific literature ... Preference may also refer to Preference (economics), as the term is used in economics Preferred stock, preference stock or preference shares, a form of corporate equity ownership Préférence, a card game ...

More definitions of "preference":

  • (noun): Grant of favor or advantage to one over another (especially to a country or countries in matters of international trade, such as levying duties).
  • (noun): The right or chance to choose.
    Synonyms: druthers

Famous quotes containing the word preference:

    Among all the world’s races, some obscure Bedouin tribes possibly apart, Americans are the most prone to misinformation. This is not the consequence of any special preference for mendacity, although at the higher levels of their public administration that tendency is impressive. It is rather that so much of what they themselves believe is wrong.
    John Kenneth Galbraith (b. 1908)

    Moral choices do not depend on personal preference and private decision but on right reason and, I would add, divine order.
    Basil Hume (b. 1923)

    Men are qualified for civil liberty in exact proportion to their disposition to put moral chains upon their own appetites; in proportion as their love to justice is above their rapacity; in proportion as their soundness and sobriety of understanding is above their vanity and presumption; in proportion as they are more disposed to listen to the counsels of the wise and good, in preference to the flattery of knaves.
    Edmund Burke (1729–1797)