Consideration vs Preference - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between consideration and preference

is that consideration is consideration (the process of considering) while preference is preference.

consideration

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • The thought process of considering, of taking everything into account.
  • ''After much consideration, I have decided to stay.
  • Something considered as a reason or ground for a (possible) decision.
  • The tendency to consider others.
  • ''You showed remarkable consideration in giving up your place for your friend.
    ''Will you noisy children show some consideration and stop your infernal screaming? I'm trying to study!
  • A payment or other recompense for something done.
  • ''Sure I'll move my car, but only for a consideration .
  • (legal) A matter of inducement for something promised; something valuable given as recompense for a promise, which causes the promise to become binding as a contract.
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  • Importance, claim to notice, regard.
  • * 1919 ,
  • [...] settled down on a small property he had near Quimper to live for the rest of his days in peace; but the failure of an attorney left him suddenly penniless, and neither he nor his wife was willing to live in penury where they had enjoyed consideration .

    preference

    Alternative forms

    * (archaic)

    Noun

    (Preferans) (en noun)
  • The selection of one thing or person over others.
  • The option to so select, and the one selected.
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2013-06-14, author=(Jonathan Freedland)
  • , volume=189, issue=1, page=18, magazine=(The Guardian Weekly) , title= Obama's once hip brand is now tainted , passage=Where we once sent love letters in a sealed envelope, or stuck photographs of our children in a family album, now such private material is despatched to servers and clouds operated by people we don't know and will never meet. Perhaps we assume that our name, address and search preferences will be viewed by some unseen pair of corporate eyes, probably not human, and don't mind that much.}}
  • The state of being preferred over others.
  • A strong liking or personal valuation.
  • A preferential bias; partiality; discrimination.
  • Preferans, a card game, principally played in Eastern Europe.
  • Verb

    (preferenc)
  • (US) To give preferential treatment to; to give a preference to.
  • See also

    * preferences ----