the act of preferring.
the state of being preferred.
that which is preferred; choice:
His preference is vanilla, not chocolate.
a practical advantage given to one over others.
a prior right or claim, as to payment of dividends or to assets upon dissolution.
the favoring of one country or group of countries by granting special advantages over others in international trade.
the act of preferring
something or someone preferred
the settling of the claims of one or more creditors before or to the exclusion of those of the others
a prior right to payment, as of a dividend or share in the assets of a company in the event of liquidation
(commerce) the granting of favour or precedence to particular foreign countries, as by levying differential tariffs
[pree-ok-yuh-pey-shuh n, pree-ok-] /priˌɒk yəˈpeɪ ʃən, ˌpri ɒk-/ noun 1. the state of being preoccupied. 2. an act of preoccupying. preoccupation /priːˌɒkjʊˈpeɪʃən/ noun 1. the state of being preoccupied, esp mentally 2. something that holds the attention or preoccupies the mind
noun 1. a proceeding, measure, or provision by which one prepares for something: preparations for a journey. 2. any proceeding, experience, or the like considered as a mode of preparing for the future. 3. an act of preparing. 4. the state of being prepared. 5. something prepared, manufactured, or compounded: a special preparation for sunbathers. […]
adjective 1. properly expectant, organized, or equipped; ready: prepared for a hurricane. 2. (of food) processed by the manufacturer or seller, by cooking, cleaning, or the like, so as to be ready to serve or use with little or no further preparation.
verb (used with object), prescribed, prescribing. 1. to lay down, in writing or otherwise, as a rule or a course of action to be followed; appoint, ordain, or enjoin. 2. Medicine/Medical. to designate or order the use of (a medicine, remedy, treatment, etc.). verb (used without object), prescribed, prescribing. 3. to lay down rules; direct; […]