preferentially


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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.
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Adv.1.preferentially - in a preferential manner; "he was treated preferentially"
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preferentially

[ˌprefəˈrenʃəlɪ] ADVde manera preferente, de manera preferencial

preferentially

adv treat etcbevorzugt
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Men who have sex with men (MSM) have dramatically changed their sexual behaviour in response to HIV, partly by preferentially selecting sex partners with concordant HIV status and preferentially using condoms with partners of discordant status--a practice termed serosorting.
The snakes preferentially burned medium-chain fatty acids, while conserving longer fatty acids.
Finding a distributed common pattern of activation as induced by such a wide range of emotional stimuli strongly suggests the existence, at least for the visual modality, of a general neural network that is preferentially activated when one is processing emotional dynamic stimuli.