Preference vs Property - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between preference and property

is that preference is preference while property is something that is owned.

As a verb property is

(obsolete) to invest with properties, or qualities.

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 ----

    property

    English

    Alternative forms

    * propretie

    Noun

  • Something that is owned.
  • *{{quote-book, year=1927, author= F. E. Penny
  • , chapter=4, title= Pulling the Strings , passage=A turban and loincloth soaked in blood had been found; also a staff. These properties were known to have belonged to a toddy drawer. He had disappeared.}}
  • A piece of real estate, such as a parcel of land.
  • Real estate; the business of selling houses.
  • The exclusive right of possessing, enjoying and disposing of a thing.
  • An attribute or abstract quality associated with an individual, object or concept.
  • * {{quote-magazine, year=2013, month=July-August, author= Philip J. Bushnell
  • , magazine=(American Scientist), title= Solvents, Ethanol, Car Crashes & Tolerance , passage=Furthermore, this increase in risk is comparable to the risk of death from leukemia after long-term exposure to benzene, another solvent, which has the well-known property of causing this type of cancer.}}
  • An attribute or abstract quality which is characteristic of a class of objects.
  • * {{quote-magazine, year=2013, month=July-August, author= Lee S. Langston, magazine=(American Scientist)
  • , title= The Adaptable Gas Turbine , passage=Turbines have been around for a long time—windmills and water wheels are early examples. The name comes from the Latin turbo'', meaning ''vortex , and thus the defining property of a turbine is that a fluid or gas turns the blades of a rotor, which is attached to a shaft that can perform useful work.}}
  • (label) An editable or read-only parameter associated with an application, component or class, or the value of such a parameter.
  • An object used in a dramatic production.
  • (label) Propriety; correctness.
  • (Camden)

    Synonyms

    * (something owned) belongings, owndom, possession * (piece of real estate) land, parcel * (attribute or abstract quality of an object) attribute, feature, owndom * (object used in a dramatic production) prop * See also * See also

    Derived terms

    * abandoned property * accidental property * bound property * chemical property * country property * essential property * hot property * intellectual property * lost property * man of property * mechanical property * metaproperty * mislaid property * personal property * physical property * private property * prop * propertied * property file * property ladder * property law * property line * property man * property master * property owner * property porn * property rights * property tax * propertyless * public property * qualified property * real property

    Verb

  • (obsolete) To invest with properties, or qualities.
  • (Shakespeare)
  • (obsolete) To make a property of; to appropriate.
  • * Shakespeare
  • They have here propertied me.

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