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Pronunciation:  `pred'lekshun

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a predisposition in favor of something; "a predilection for expensive cars"; "his sexual preferences"; "showed a Marxist orientation"
  2. [n]  a strong liking; "my own preference is for good literature"; "the Irish have a penchant for blarney"

PREDILECTION is a 12 letter word that starts with P.


 Synonyms: orientation, penchant, preference, preference, taste
 See Also: acquired taste, liking, predisposition, weakness



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Pre`di*lec"tion\, n. [Pref. pre- + L. dilectus, p.
p. diligere to prefer: cf. F. pr['e]dilection. See
A previous liking; a prepossession of mind in favor of
something; predisposition to choose or like; partiality.

Thesaurus Terms
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