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 (prĕf′ər-ə-bəl, prĕf′rə-)
More desirable or worthy than another; preferred: Coffee is preferable to tea, I think.

pref′er·a·bil′i·ty, pref′er·a·ble·ness n.
pref′er·a·bly adv.
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159) This potentiality--that enhanced choice may not enhance welfare (160)--should fundamentally call into question the claim that consumer choice adds any democratic benefits, given that these benefits are contingent on the preferability of expanded individual choice.
The Vacancies and Preferability of Emergency Medicine Training in Recent Years in Turkey.
The preferability of the decision tree method is due to having more advantageous in multicollinearity, outliers and missing data without needing any assumption on the distribution of independent variables (Mendes and Akkartal, 2009).
Such a preferability assessment could result in the company not being able to adopt the GAAP alternative.
At the end of the study, no difference was observed between the preferability degrees of the Awassi (GRG=0.
In the case of the "oc2" configuration, which is of specific interest due to its energetic preferability, we find the most attractive local arrangement in 9 of the 20 sites.
Mizrahi critiques Kaspar's theory not from an alternative theoretical basis as Khawaja does, but by reconstructing and challenging the main arguments that Kaspar offers for his account: "an inference to the best explanation, an argument from the analogy between mathematical knowledge and moral knowledge, and an argument from the epistemic preferability of the intuitive principles" (p.
161, 163 (2011) (arguing for the preferability of community property
Fit statistics empirically support the theoretical preferability of disposable income and hence of Model 0 as our maintained specification.
I employ the Vuong (1989) test to determine the preferability of the zero inflated negative binomial, and I get a z-value of 7.
This output was also complemented by carrying a one sample t-Test to determine whether the measured preference of respondents differs from the minimal preferability of area representing with preferred, 4 out of 5 in the questionnaire.