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pref·er·en·tial

 (prĕf′ə-rĕn′shəl)
adj.
1. Of, relating to, or giving advantage or preference: preferential treatment.
2. Manifesting or originating from partiality or preference: preferential tariff rates.

pref′er·en′tial·ism n.
pref′er·en′tial·ist n.
pref′er·en′tial·ly adv.

preferential

(ˌprɛfəˈrɛnʃəl)
adj
1. showing or resulting from preference
2. (Commerce) giving, receiving, or originating from preference in international trade
preferentiality n
ˌpreferˈentially adv

pref•er•en•tial

(ˌprɛf əˈrɛn ʃəl)

adj.
1. of, pertaining to, or of the nature of preference.
2. showing or giving preference.
3. receiving preference, as a country in trade relations.
[1840–50; < Medieval Latin]
pref`er•en′tial•ism, n.
pref`er•en′tial•ist, n.
pref`er•en′tial•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.preferential - manifesting partiality; "a discriminatory tax"; "preferential tariff rates"; "preferential treatment"; "a preferential shop gives priority or advantage to union members in hiring or promoting"
advantageous - giving an advantage; "a contract advantageous to our country"; "socially advantageous to entertain often"

preferential

adjective privileged, favoured, superior, better, special, partial, partisan, advantageous Despite her status, the Duchess will not be given preferential treatment.

preferential

adjective
Disposed to favor one over another:
Translations

preferential

[ˌprefəˈrenʃəl] ADJpreferente, preferencial
on preferential termscon condiciones preferenciales
to give a country preferential trade statusdar a un país un estatus comercial preferente

preferential

[ˌprɛfəˈrɛnʃəl] adj [arrangement] → préférentiel(le)
preferential treatment → traitement m de faveur

preferential

adjbevorzugt, Sonder-; preferential rateSonderpreis m; to give somebody preferential treatmentjdn bevorzugt behandeln; to get or receive preferential treatmenteine Vorzugsbehandlung genießen or bekommen; preferential trade (Comm) → Präferenz- or Vorzugshandel m; preferential trade agreementVereinbarung füber Präferenzhandel or Vorzugshandel; preferential trade areapräferenzielle or präferentielle or vorzugsweise Handelszone; preferential trading statuspräferenzieller or präferentieller or bevorzugter Handelsstatus; preferential tariff (Comm) → Präferenz- or Vorzugszoll m; preferential ballot (Pol) → Präferenzwahl f; preferential voting (Pol) → Präferenzwahlsystem nt

preferential

[ˌprɛfəˈrɛnʃl] adjpreferenziale
preferential treatment → trattamento di favore
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Corruption is adverse for economic and social advancement, and is likely to raise preferentiality.
The session then tackled labour market issues, and reiterated its keenness to enhance the preferentiality of Bahrainis while maintaining flexibility to ensure the growth of the private sector.
Technological prowess was seen as a Cold War indicator of power, and both the United States and the Soviet Union sought to convince the non-aligned countries that preferentiality to them was their best political option.