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Dictionary Definition

conservation

Noun

1 an occurrence of improvement by virtue of preventing loss or injury or other change [syn: preservation]
2 the preservation and careful management of the environment and of natural resources
3 (physics) the maintenance of a certain quantities unchanged during chemical reactions or physical transformations

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English

Pronunciation

Noun

  1. The act of preserving, guarding, or protecting; the keeping (of a thing) in a safe or entire state; preservation.
  2. A wise use of natural resources.

Translations

The act of preserving, guarding, or protecting
A wise use of natural resources

French

Etymology

From conservatio.

Noun

fr-noun f
  1. conservation

Extensive Definition

Conservation may refer to:

See also

conservation in Czech: Konzervace
conservation in Danish: Fredning
conservation in French: Conservation
conservation in Korean: 보존
conservation in Dutch: Conservering
conservation in Vietnamese: Bảo tồn
conservation in Turkish: Konservasyon

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

attention, care, cold storage, conservancy, conservationism, control, custody, dead storage, directing, dry storage, economy, environmental conservation, forest conservation, forest management, governing, guardianship, husbandry, keeping, maintenance, management, managing, preserval, preservation, protection, safeguarding, safekeeping, salvage, salvation, saving, shelf-room, soil conservation, storage, storage space, stowage, stream conservation, supervising, supervision, support, sustentation, upkeep, warehousing, water conservation, wetlands conservation, wildlife conservation
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