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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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For instance, on the scale of Instructor Support, learning environment preferences were higher from students enrolled in the course taught in a traditional manner (scale mean (m)=4.
A similar program for elite colleges could be a long way off; and until then, preference systems provide the best chance at offering poor kids a shot at top campuses.
Saari has calculated that in three-candidate elections, depending on the voting system, more than two-thirds of all possible configurations of voters' preferences will yield different outcomes.
There are important individual differences among learners both in motivation to do homework in general and in specific preferences about when, where, how, and with whom they prefer to do it (Hong & Milgram, 2000).
Prescreening of the universe of potentially relevant career alternatives, based on the individual's preferences, to locate a small and thus manageable set of promising alternatives that deserve further exploration
In broad terms Arrow's impossibility theorem states that social welfare functions that aggregate the preferences of several individuals into a single social preference must be dictatorial if the aggregation process satisfies a few `regularity' conditions (transitivity, the Pareto principle and independence of irrelevant alternatives).
Reason: Your interest in dismantling racial preferences began with your appointment as a regent of the University of California.
Bob Dole co-authored the Equal Opportunity Act of 1996 that mirrors the California Civil Rights Initiative at the federal level, it would seem assured that Dole would be discussing ending preferences, quotas and set-asides inside and outside California.
What humans can do (and do exceedingly well) is to summarize existing knowledge concerning a situation and to make "shorthand" feelings statements--that is to say, fuzzy logic preferences.
PFP stresses the gifts and capacities of the individual as well as choices and preferences.
On a number of occasions in recent years, the Supreme Court has attempted to define the limits of the license it granted employers in 1979 to adopt preferences based on the very factors the consideration of which Title VII proscribes.
The EPA did not totally repeal the depletion and IDC preferences.