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Definition of preferable adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

preferable

 adjective
adjective
NAmE//ˈprɛfərəbl//
 
, NAmE//ˈprɛfrəbl//
 
 
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more attractive or more suitable; to be preferred to something preferable (to something) Anything was preferable to the tense atmosphere at home. preferable (to doing something) He finds country life infinitely preferable to living in the city. preferable (to do something) It would be preferable to employ two people, not one.
NAmE//ˈprɛfərəbli//
 
, NAmE//ˈprɛfrəbli//
 
adverb We're looking for a new house, preferably one near the school.
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