1 [countable/uncountable] a feeling of liking or wanting someone or something more than someone or something else
preference for: a preference for small dogs
have a preference: Either tomorrow or Wednesday is fine for me. Do you have a preference?
express a preference (for someone/something): The American military cautiously expressed a preference for joint action.
personal preference: It’s really just a matter of personal preference which you choose.
in order of preference: The voter marks the candidates 1, 2, 3 etc, in order of preference.
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