• (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).
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on preference:

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 ...
Preference Theory - See Also
... Decision theory Liquidity preference Revealed preference Time preference. ...
London Mayoral Election, 2012 - Campaign - Second Preference Endorsements
... the voters were invited to express a first and a second preference ... had explicitly 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 Benita as ...
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 ... is large enough, in comparison to the control group, to conclude that conditioned place preference or aversion has occurred ...
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 reacquires their place preference after repeated extinction ... reinstatement is often tested in the conditioned place preference paradigm ... are used to establish conditioned place preference, this is called drug priming ...

More definitions of "preference":

  • (noun): The right or chance to choose.
    Synonyms: druthers

Famous quotes containing the word preference:

    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)

    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)

    It is impossible for us to love anything without some respect to ourselves; and we only consult our own inclination and our own pleasure when we prefer our friends to ourselves. And yet this preference is the only thing that can render friendship perfect and sincere.
    François, Duc De La Rochefoucauld (1613–1680)