Definition of predilection noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

predilection

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˌpriːdɪˈlekʃn//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌpredlˈekʃn//
 
 
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[usually singular] predilection (for something) (formal) if you have a predilection for something, you like it very much synonym liking, preference an artist with a predilection for bright colours Word Origin mid 18th cent.: from French prédilection, from Latin praedilect- ‘preferred’, from the verb praediligere, from prae ‘in advance’ + diligere ‘to select’.
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