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Noun preference has 4 senses
- preference, penchant, predilection, taste - a strong liking; "my own preference is for good literature"; "the Irish have a penchant for blarney"
--1 is a kind of liking
--1 has particulars: acquired taste; weakness
- predilection, preference, orientation - a predisposition in favor of something; "a predilection for expensive cars"; "his sexual preferences"; "showed a Marxist orientation"
--2 is a kind of predisposition
- preference, druthers - the right or chance to choose; "given my druthers, I'd eat cake"
--3 is a kind of option, alternative, choice
--3 has particulars: wish
- preference - grant of favor or advantage to one over another (especially to a country or countries in matters of international trade, such as levying duties)
--4 is a kind of advantage, vantage