• (noun): A predisposition in favor of something.
    Synonyms: predilection, orientation
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on preference:

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 ... to the control group, to conclude that conditioned place preference or aversion has occurred ...
London Mayoral Election, 2012 - Campaign - Second Preference Endorsements
... the voters were invited to express a first and a second preference ... candidates 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 having "New Labour" leanings ...
Preference Theory - See Also
... Decision theory Liquidity preference Revealed preference Time 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 ...
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 ... 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 ...

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)

    Do not discourage your children from hoarding, if they have a taste to it; whoever lays up his penny rather than part with it for a cake, at least is not the slave of gross appetite; and shows besides a preference always to be esteemed, of the future to the present moment.
    Samuel Johnson (1709–1784)

    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)