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Preference

The practice of executing trades and other transactions by means other than the open market. For example, if one needs roofing repairs on one's house, one may select one's brother's roofing business even if it is more expensive. In securities, preference often occurs in over-the-counter trades, especially within a brokerage. Preference can, but does not always, lead to economic inefficiency.

preferences

the CHOICES made by consumers as to which products to consume. The strength of consumer preferences will determine which products they buy with their limited disposable income and thus the DEMAND for products. As well as choosing which products to buy, consumers will also express preferences as to which particular BRAND of a product to purchase. See CONSUMER EQUILIBRIUM, PRICE SYSTEM.
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The burden then shifts to the defendant to prove one or more of the preference defenses contained in Section 547(c).
Preferences are important in recommender systems, e-commerce, multiagent systems, planning and scheduling, configuration and design, and other tasks concerning intelligent decision support or autonomous decision making.
In examining the face-to-face course responses, student preferences compared to their actual perceptions, data indicated that on the scales of Personal Relevance (Preferred m=4.
States that have enacted versions of the Uniform Act typically have enacted a voidable preference provision that permits a receiver to avoid any pledge of assets made within a certain period (in some cases up to one year) prior to commencement of the receivership if the pledge was made with the intent of giving a preference and the creditor had reasonable cause to believe that the preference would occur.
LEAs which have made the change to an equal preference scheme have found the parental satisfaction rate has increased over the years.
Preferences in this instance are over the domain of "consequences.
These sound like reasonable restrictions, yet Arrow proved that the only voting system that always satisfies them is a dictatorship, where a single person's preferences determine the outcome.
It includes the intrapersonal and interpersonal preferences of the individual about how, where, when, and with whom to do homework, and is divided into four subcategories: (a) organizational (structure, order, place, time), (b) surroundings (sound, light, temperature, furniture design), (c) perceptual-physical (auditory, visual, tactile, kinesthetic, intake, mobility), and (d) interpersonal (alone/peers, authority figures present).
Unfortunately, an aspect's relative importance and within-aspect preferences are often confounded in everyday speech, as well as in certain questionnaires for the assessment of personal needs or values.
Basic Concepts: preferences, preference profiles, the extent of interpersonal conflict, graphs of social welfare functions
At that point, the issue wasn't whether I agreed with preferences - which is clearly what was going on.
Many European countries give preferences to women, in an attempt to increase their representation in the workplace.