What is preferable?

  • (adj): More desirable than another.
    Example: "Coffee is preferable to tea"
    Synonyms: preferred

Some articles on preferable:

Normative Science
... preferences are arguments that pristine ecosystems are preferable to human altered ones, that native species are preferable to nonnative species, and ...
Futurity - Future Studies
... art and practice of postulating possible, probable, and preferable futures and the worldviews and myths that underlie them ... versus the creation of possible and preferable futures ... First, futures studies often examines not only possible but also probable, preferable, and "wild card" futures ...
Lymnaeidae - Cladogram
... this nomenclature, although it would seem preferable to identify all species of clade C1a with the same name to reflect the close evolutionary relationships among these species ... Hinkleyia would be the preferable name according to the ICZN ... In the light of the present results, it would be preferable to unify nomenclature ...
Expected Utility - Additive Von Neumann–Morgenstern Utility
... no way to compare the sizes of utilities - a person may say that a new shirt is preferable to a baloney sandwich, but not that it is twenty times preferable to the sandwich ... p, the point at which the sandwich becomes preferable defines the ratio of the utilities of the two options ... a between 0 and 1 such that the lottery is equally preferable to ...
Future Studies
... science, art and practice of postulating possible, probable, and preferable futures and the worldviews and myths that underlie them ... probability, versus the creation of possible and preferable futures ... First, futures studies often examines not only possible but also probable, preferable, and "wild card" futures ...

Famous quotes containing the word preferable:

    Surely one’s own—farewell to life is preferable to that demanded by the law.
    Robert Tusker, and Michael Curtiz. Dr. Xavier (Lionel Atwill)

    When there is a choice about it, a great sacrifice is preferable to a small sacrifice, because we compensate ourselves for a great one with self-admiration, which is not possible with a small one.
    Friedrich Nietzsche (1844–1900)

    The kind of relatedness to the world may be noble or trivial, but even being related to the basest kind of pattern is immensely preferable to being alone.
    Erich Fromm (1900–1980)