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  1. pref·er·ence
    IPA[ˈpref(ə)rəns]
  2. noun

  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: preference, plural noun: preferences

    • noun

      a greater liking for one alternative over another or others:

      a thing preferred:

    • noun

      a share which entitles the holder to a fixed dividend, whose payment takes priority over that of common-stock dividends.
    • noun

      a share which entitles the holder to a fixed dividend, whose payment takes priority over that of ordinary share dividends.
    • noun

      a system of tariff concessions granted by members of the British Empire or Commonwealth to one another.
    • noun

      (in Keynesian theory) the preference of investors for holding liquid assets rather than securities or long-term interest-bearing investments:
    • noun

      a preference share whose annual fixed-rate dividend, if it cannot be paid in any year, accrues until it can.
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