In preference - Idioms by The Free Dictionary
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in preference to (someone or something)
Over or instead of someone or something else. We chose to publish Mary's essay in preference to yours because hers dealt more explicitly with the topic we assigned. We've decided to go with a local credit union in preference to a big multinational bank.
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in preference to somebody/something rather than somebody/something: She was chosen in preference to her sister.
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References in periodicals archive
Meanwhile, Birmingham midfielder Barry Ferguson (ankle) is on course to be fit for Wigan's visit to St Andrew's, while Blues boss Alex McLeish has to decide whether to give another run-out up front to James McFadden in preference
to Christian Benitez.
"A nearly-new car now has to be significantly cheaper than a discounted new car to make the customer choose the former in preference
to the latter."
If the strategic plan overemphasizes one element of academic operation in preference
to the others, acceptance and interest become serious problems.