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Setting vs. Preference — What's the Difference?

Setting vs. Preference — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Setting and Preference

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Setting

The position, direction, or way in which something, such as an automatic control, is set.
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Preference

In psychology, economics and philosophy, preference is a technical term usually used in relation to choosing between alternatives. For example, someone prefers A over B if they would rather choose A than B. Preferences are central to decision theory because of this relation to behavior.
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Setting

The context and environment in which a situation is set; the background.
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Preference

The selecting of someone or something over another or others
Has a decided preference for travel by train.
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Setting

The time, place, and circumstances in which a narrative, drama, or film takes place.
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Preference

The right or chance to make a choice
The program offers you the preference to use the mouse or function keys.
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Setting

(Music) A composition written or arranged to fit a text, such as a poetical work.
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Preference

Someone or something so chosen or preferred
What are your musical preferences?.
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Setting

A mounting, as for a jewel.
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Preference

The state of being preferred; favor over others
Applicants who received preference for the job.
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Setting

A place setting.
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Preference

A priority of payment given to one or more creditors by an insolvent debtor.
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Setting

A set of eggs in a hen's nest.
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Preference

The right of a creditor to priority of payment.
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Setting

Present participle of set
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Preference

The presentation of a case as ready for consideration.
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Setting

The time, place and circumstance in which something (such as a story or picture) is set; context; scenario.
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Preference

The formal presentation of criminal charges against someone.
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Setting

The act of setting.
The setting of the sun
The setting, or hardening, of moist plaster of Paris
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Preference

The granting of precedence or advantage to one country or group of countries in levying duties or in other matters of international trade.
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Setting

A piece of metal in which a precious stone or gem is fixed to form a piece of jewelry.
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Preference

The selection of one thing or person over others (with the main adposition being "for" in relation to the thing or person, but possibly also "of")
He has a preference for crisp wines.
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Setting

A level or placement that a knob or control is set to.
The volume setting on a television
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Preference

The option to so select, and the one selected.
Can I keep my preferences when I upgrade to the new version of this application?
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Setting

The act of marking the position of game, as a setter does.
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Preference

The state of being preferred over others.
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Setting

Hunting with a setter.
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Preference

A strong liking or personal valuation.
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Setting

Something set in, or inserted.
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Preference

A preferential bias; partiality; discrimination.
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Setting

A piece of vocal or choral music composed for particular words (set to music).
Schubert's setting of Goethe's poem
Bach's setting of the Magnificat
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Preference

(US) To give preferential treatment to; to give a preference to.
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Setting

The mounting of a play, etc., for the stage.
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Preference

The act of Preferring, or the state of being preferred; the setting of one thing before another; precedence; higher estimation; predilection; choice; also, the power or opportunity of choosing; as, to give him his preference.
Leave the critics on either side to contend about the preference due to this or that sort of poetry.
Knowledge of things alone gives a value to our reasonings, and preference of one man's knowledge over another's.
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Setting

The direction of a current of wind.
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Preference

That which is preferred; the object of choice or superior favor; as, which is your preference?
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Setting

That disappears below the horizon
The setting sun
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Preference

A strong liking;
My own preference is for good literature
The Irish have a penchant for blarney
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Setting

The act of one who, or that which, sets; as, the setting of type, or of gems; the setting of the sun; the setting (hardening) of moist plaster of Paris; the setting (set) of a current.
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Preference

A predisposition in favor of something;
A predilection for expensive cars
His sexual preferences
Showed a Marxist orientation
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Setting

The act of marking the position of game, as a setter does; also, hunting with a setter.
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Preference

The right or chance to choose;
Given my druthers, I'd eat cake
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Setting

Something set in, or inserted.
Thou shalt set in it settings of stones.
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Preference

Grant of favor or advantage to one over another (especially to a country or countries in matters of international trade, such as levying duties)
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Setting

That in which something, as a gem, is set; as, the gold setting of a jeweled pin.
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Setting

The time, place, and circumstances in which an event (real or fictional) occurs; as, the setting of a novel.
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Setting

The context and environment in which something is set;
The perfect setting for a ghost story
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Setting

The state of the environment in which a situation exists;
You can't do that in a university setting
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Setting

Arrangement of scenery and properties to represent the place where a play or movie is enacted
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Setting

The physical position of something;
He changed the setting on the thermostat
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Setting

A table service for one person;
A place setting of sterling flatware
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Setting

Mounting consisting of a piece of metal (as in a ring or other jewelry) that holds a gem in place;
The diamond was in a plain gold mount
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Setting

(of a heavenly body) disappearing below the horizon;
The setting sun
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