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The central focus of what we are doing at the Fed is to keep inflation from accelerating - and preferably decelerating.
Alan Greenspan

Meaning of "preferably" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF PREFERABLY

preferably  [ˈprɛfərəblɪ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF PREFERABLY

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Preferably is an adverb.
The adverb is an invariable part of the sentence that can change, explain or simplify a verb or another adverb.

WHAT DOES PREFERABLY MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of preferably in the English dictionary

The definition of preferably in the dictionary is ideally; by preference; if one had a choice.


WORDS THAT RHYME WITH PREFERABLY


comparably
ˈkɒmpərəblɪ
considerably
kənˈsɪdərəblɪ
desirably
dɪˈzaɪərəblɪ
favourably
ˈfeɪvərəblɪ
honourably
ˈɒnərəblɪ
immeasurably
ɪˈmeʒərəblɪ
incurably
ɪnˈkjʊərəblɪ
indecipherably
ˌɪndɪˈsaɪfərəblɪ
inexorably
ɪnˈɛksərəblɪ
insufferably
ɪnˈsʌfərəblɪ
intolerably
ɪnˈtɒlərəblɪ
measurably
ˈmɛʒərəblɪ
memorably
ˈmɛmərəblɪ
miserably
ˈmɪzərəblɪ
pleasurably
ˈplɛʒərəblɪ
sufferably
ˈsʌfərəblɪ
unalterably
ʌnˈɒltərəblɪ
unbearably
ˌʌnˈbeərəblɪ
undesirably
ˌʌndɪˈzaɪərəblɪ
unfavourably
ʌnˈfeɪvərəblɪ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE PREFERABLY

prefer
preferability
preferable
preferableness
preference
preference shares
preference stock
preferential
preferential voting
preferentialism
preferentialist
preferentiality
preferentially
preferment
preferrable
preferred
preferred ordinary shares
preferred stock
preferrer
preferring

WORDS THAT END LIKE PREFERABLY

admirably
adorably
alterably
demonstrably
deplorably
drably
durably
execrably
inalterably
incomparably
inseparably
insuperably
invulnerably
irrecoverably
irreparably
operably
probably
separably
unanswerably
unutterably
vulnerably

Synonyms and antonyms of preferably in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «PREFERABLY»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «preferably» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of preferably

Translation of «preferably» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF PREFERABLY

Find out the translation of preferably to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of preferably from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «preferably» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

更适宜地
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

preferiblemente
570 millions of speakers

English

preferably
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

अधिमानतः
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

مِنَ الأَفْضَل
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

предпочтительно
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

preferivelmente
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

বাঞ্ছনীয়
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

de préférence
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Sebaik-baiknya
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

vorzugsweise
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

好んで
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

차라리
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Luwih becik
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

tốt hơn là
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

முன்னுரிமை
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

शक्यतो
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

tercihen
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

preferibilmente
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

raczej
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

бажано
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

de preferat
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

κατά προτίμηση
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

verkieslik
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

helst
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

helst
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of preferably

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «PREFERABLY»

The term «preferably» is very widely used and occupies the 12.674 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «PREFERABLY» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about preferably

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10 QUOTES WITH «PREFERABLY»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word preferably.
1
Steve Albini
I hate 'foodie' because it's cute, like pretty much all diminutives associated with eating. 'Veggies,' 'sammies,' 'parm.' I eat food, and I cook it: it's for eating, preferably with friends, and I don't make a fetish out of it.
2
Madeleine Albright
The best book, like the best speech, will do it all - make us laugh, think, cry and cheer - preferably in that order.
3
Kurt Braunohler
It is an intern's job to go for coffee for anyone who asks, preferably delivering it scalding hot and cupped in your bare hands!
4
David Byrne
I wanted to be a secret agent and an astronaut, preferably at the same time.
5
Julius Caesar
Which death is preferably to every other? 'The unexpected'.
6
Ben Chaplin
I like clothes that are simple and preferably cheap unless I'm being given it for free.
7
Bernard Cornwell
What I mean by that is that the point of life, as I see it, is not to write books or scale mountains or sail oceans, but to achieve happiness, and preferably an unselfish happiness.
8
Alan Greenspan
The central focus of what we are doing at the Fed is to keep inflation from accelerating - and preferably decelerating.
9
Frida Gustavsson
I'm obsessed with vinyasa flow yoga and Pilates. And since I live in Sweden, and we have good seafood, I tend to cook a lot of fish, preferably with oven-roasted veggies and a cauliflower mash.
10
Celia Imrie
I left school the day I turned 16, the earliest day I legally could. Determined to follow a life on stage, preferably with some dance connection, I applied for and won a place at the local drama school. I was on my way.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «PREFERABLY»

Discover the use of preferably in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to preferably and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Vinyl Compounds—Advances in Research and Application: 2013 ...
R is preferably a monovalent hydrocarbon radical having 1 to 6 carbon atoms, and is more preferably unsubstituted. Particularly preferred R radicals are methyl, ethyl, vinyl and phenyl. X is preferably an alkylene radical having 1 to 10 carbon  ...
‎2013
2
Refractive Errors—Advances in Research and Treatment: 2013 ...
“To Condition (2), the lower limit is set at -3.5, more preferably -3.3, and the upper limit is set at -1.4, more preferably -1.6. “To Condition (3), the lower limit is set at - 3.0, more preferably -2.7, and the upper limit is set at -0.9, more preferably -1.0.
‎2013
3
Sulfur Acids—Advances in Research and Application: 2013 Edition
Preferably, component (b) comprises a C.sub.6-C.sub.30 fatty acid, salt, or ester thereof. “More preferably, the fatty acid, salt or ester thereof is a naturally occurring C.sub.12-C.sub.22, still more preferably C.sub.16-C.sub.20, fatty acid, salt or ...
‎2013
4
Salicylic Acids—Advances in Research and Application: 2013 ...
“Polymer A may be synthetic, semi-synthetic or natural. However, synthetic or semi-synthetic polymers are preferred. “Polymer A is preferably water soluble or water dispersible, most preferably polymer A is water soluble. “It is preferred that the ...
‎2013
5
Systematic Nomenclature of Organic, Organometallic and ...
... homogeneous heterochains (§4.3.3.1) > heterochains with replacement names (§4.3.2) E.g„'triarS0rane' (H4As-AsH3-AsH4; IUPAC: preferably 'tri-\5-arsane'k') > 'triarsine' (H2As-AsH-AsH2; IUPAC: preferably 'triarsane') > 'arsorane' (AsHs; ...
Ursula Bünzli-Trepp, 2007
6
Glucose Elevating Agents—Advances in Research and ...
In preferred embodiments, the moisture content of the formulation of the present invention is less than about 4%, preferably, less than about 3%, preferably, less than about 2%, and even more preferably, less than about 1%, preferably, less ...
‎2013
7
Tense and Aspect in the Languages of Europe
Table 1. Textual distribution of CP/SP in Romance Spanish Catalan Italian French personal narratives preferably SP, irrespective of preferably SP, but the CP preferably CP SP for Southern preferably CP SP for temporal prevails in speakers, ...
Östen Dahl, 2000
8
Saccharomycetales—Advances in Research and Treatment: 2013 ...
“The cocoa beans according to the invention as described herein are preferably fermented, and optionally and preferably dried, and optionally and preferably roasted. “In an embodiment, the derivative of the cocoa beans according to the ...
‎2013
9
Peroxides—Advances in Research and Application: 2013 Edition
“Another preferred component of the sulphur concrete, in addition to those described above, is wax. The wax is preferably a paraffin wax, more preferably a paraffin wax resulting from a Fischer-Tropsch process. Preferably the paraffin wax ...
‎2013
10
Advances in Cardiovascular System Research and Application: ...
Preferably, the determining the relative position of the loading device to the image capturing device, recording it as the second relative position is embodied as: obtaining a spatial coordinate of a center of the image capturing device; obtaining ...
‎2013

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «PREFERABLY»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term preferably is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Mets acquire reliever Tyler Clippard from Athletics
Atlanta agreed to send the Mets $814,754 as part of that trade. New York could still use another bat, preferably a right-handed power hitter. «U.S. News & World Report, Jul 15»
2
A donated duffel bag, a measure of dignity
Anyone can donate, preferably medium-sized bags, at the following locations: Boys Town - 213 Maher Drive Child Saving Institute - 4545 ... «KETV Omaha, Jul 15»
3
HIGHLAND: Stolen car leads to arrest of alleged 'career criminal'
... the owners of the found property and asked anybody who thinks they may have been victimized to call 909-425-9793 – preferably after 7 p.m. ... «Press-Enterprise, Jul 15»
4
Why London's not the answer to cycling in SA
... living in harmony, is, as this page has argued before — more completely separate bike routes, preferably not at the expense of car lanes. «Perth Now, Jul 15»
5
Hey everybody. So, I currently have a 2014 Subaru Impreza …
If you're looking at giving me car ideas, $25k max, preferably 4-doors, and preferably either FWD or AWD (Chicago = rough weather). Also ... «Car Throttle, Jul 15»
6
Primary Advice / Try to harness the skills of returnees
Questions should preferably be written in English, accompanied by your name, occupation and the area in which you live. * * * * *. Uchida is the ... «The Japan News, Jul 15»
7
It's going to be hot in Toronto — really hot
If you experience any of these symptoms, move to a cool place and drink fluids, preferably water. Heat warnings are issued when very high ... «Toronto Star, Jul 15»
8
Porsche 918 Wrecks: Watch This Bare Chested Bro Crash
... open throttle with an exotic sports car, you better not be drunk and you'd better have a grip on the situation…preferably not in a parking lot. «The Art of Gears, Jul 15»
9
Lawyers: immigrant mothers coerced to wear ankle monitors
It also says the government should release immigrant children from secure family detention facilities and preferably to a parent, even if the ... «TV Newsroom, Jul 15»
10
UPDATED with cooling areas: Heat warning
Wear loose-fitting clothing, preferably of a light colour. Environment Canada meteorologists will update alerts as required. Please look for ... «Bay Today, Jul 15»

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