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## preference

1. Law
a. the settling of the claims of one or more creditors before or to the exclusion of those of the others
b. a prior right to payment, as of a dividend or share in the assets of a company in the event of liquidation
2. Commerce the granting of favour or precedence to particular foreign countries, as by levying differential tariffs
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A reciprocal fuzzy preference relation R = [([r.sub.ij]).sub.nxn] is additive consistency, if, for all i, j, k = 1, 2, ..., n with i < k < j, the condition [r.sub.ik] + [r.sub.kj] = [r.sub.ik] + 0.5.
Therefore, in the preference relation expressed by the CP-net, we have xyz > xy'z and xyz' > xy'z'.
Wang, "Derivation of intuitionistic fuzzy weights based on intuitionistic fuzzy preference relations," Applied Mathematical Modelling, vol.
The ROR approach is the notion of assignment-based weak preference relations and, analogously to the assignments, new necessary and possible assignment-based relations were established, as well as an estimative of assignment based on pairwise outranking indices.
Second, LPODs use preferences encoded by ordered disjunctions in the heads of individual rules and aggregate them into a global preference relation on answer sets.
A binary preference relation is generally assumed to be transitive.
Formally, one can extend the preference relation over outcomes to a dominance relation over histories and prove the soundness of this notion of dominance, that is, that one can soundly embed any qualitative dominance model in a quantitative decision-theoretic model.
Experts [e.sub.k] whose [pp.sup.k.sub.i] < [pp.sup.A.sub.i] are advised to modify their preference relation [w.sup.k.sub.i].
where [[lambda].sub.max] and n are, respectively, the largest eigenvalue and the dimension of the multiplicative preference relation. The term RI(n) is denoted as random index that completely depends on the value of n.
Ma, "A group decision-making approach to uncertain quality function deployment based on fuzzy preference relation and fuzzy majority," European Journal of Operational Research, vol.
Before showing how the addressee's communicative inference functions, we specify the speaker's potential goals and the preference relation for the states of affairs that make the various meanings of (3) plausible:
Ok, "On the multi-utility representation of preference relations," Journal of Mathematical Economics, vol.

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