• (noun): A predisposition in favor of something.
    Synonyms: predilection, orientation
    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 ... modes of action for which reinstatement is often tested in the conditioned place preference paradigm ... when drugs are used to establish conditioned place preference, this is called drug priming ...
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 ...
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 ... 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 ...
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 ... large enough, in comparison to the control group, to conclude that conditioned place preference or aversion has occurred ...

More definitions of "preference":

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

Famous quotes containing the word preference:

    He that has his chains knocked off, and the prison doors set open to him, is perfectly at liberty, because he may either go or stay, as he best likes; though his preference be determined to stay, by the darkness of the night, or illness of the weather, or want of other lodging. He ceases not to be free, though the desire of some convenience to be had there absolutely determines his preference, and makes him stay in his prison.
    John Locke (1632–1704)

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    Samuel Johnson (1709–1784)

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    Edmund Burke (1729–1797)