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pre·serve

 (prĭ-zûrv′)
v. pre·served, pre·serv·ing, pre·serves
v.tr.
1. To keep from injury, peril, or harm; protect. See Synonyms at defend.
2. To keep in perfect or unaltered condition; maintain unchanged: fossils preserved in sediments; a film preserved in the archives.
3. To keep or maintain intact: tried to preserve family harmony.
4. To prepare (food) for storage or future use, as by canning or salting.
5. To prevent (organic bodies) from decaying or spoiling: preserved the specimen in a chemical solution.
6.
a. To protect (wildlife or natural resources) in a designated area, often for regulated hunting or fishing.
b. To maintain (an area) for the protection of wildlife or natural resources.
v.intr.
1. To treat fruit or other foods so as to prevent decay.
2. To maintain an area for the protection of wildlife or natural resources.
n.
1. Something that acts to preserve; a preservative.
2. often preserves Fruit cooked with sugar to protect against decay or fermentation.
3. An area maintained for the protection of wildlife or natural resources.
4. Something considered as being the exclusive province of certain persons: Ancient Greek is the preserve of scholars.

[Middle English preserven, from Old French preserver, from Medieval Latin praeservāre, from Late Latin, to observe beforehand : Latin prae-, pre- + Latin servāre, to guard, preserve; see ser- in Indo-European roots.]

pre·serv′a·bil′i·ty n.
pre·serv′a·ble adj.
pres′er·va′tion (prĕz′ər-vā′shən) n.
pre·serv′er n.

pres•er•va•tion

(ˌprɛz ərˈveɪ ʃən)
n.
1. the act or process of preserving.
2. the state of being preserved.
[1425–75]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.preservation - the activity of protecting something from loss or danger
environmentalism - the activity of protecting the environment from pollution or destruction
protection - the activity of protecting someone or something; "the witnesses demanded police protection"
conservation - the preservation and careful management of the environment and of natural resources
self-preservation - preservation of yourself from harm; a natural or instinctive tendency
reservation - the act of keeping back or setting aside for some future occasion
immobilisation, immobilization - fixation (as by a plaster cast) of a body part in order to promote proper healing; "immobilization of the injured knee was necessary"
2.preservation - the condition of being (well or ill) preserved
condition, status - a state at a particular time; "a condition (or state) of disrepair"; "the current status of the arms negotiations"
3.preservation - a process that saves organic substances from decay
fixation, fixing - (histology) the preservation and hardening of a tissue sample to retain as nearly as possible the same relations they had in the living body
embalmment - preservation (of a dead body) by treating with balsams and drugs and other chemicals
biological process, organic process - a process occurring in living organisms
plastination - a process involving fixation and dehydration and forced impregnation and hardening of biological tissues; water and lipids are replaced by curable polymers (silicone or epoxy or polyester) that are subsequently hardened; "the plastination of specimens is valuable for research and teaching"
infrigidation, refrigeration - the process of cooling or freezing (e.g., food) for preservative purposes
4.preservation - an occurrence of improvement by virtue of preventing loss or injury or other changepreservation - an occurrence of improvement by virtue of preventing loss or injury or other change
betterment, improvement, advance - a change for the better; progress in development

preservation

noun
1. upholding, keeping, support, security, defence, maintenance, perpetuation the preservation of the status quo
2. protection, safety, maintenance, conservation, salvation, safeguarding, safekeeping the preservation of buildings of historic interest
3. storage, smoking, drying, bottling, freezing, curing, chilling, candying, pickling, conserving, tinning the preparation, cooking and preservation of food
Proverbs
"Self-preservation is the first law of nature"

preservation

noun
1. The careful guarding of an asset:
2. The act or a means of defending:
Translations
حِفْظ، صِيانَه
konzervace
bevarelse
konzerválás
varîveisla
konzervácia
ohranitev

preservation

[ˌprezəˈveɪʃən]
A. N [of antiquities, food] → conservación f; [of wildlife, land, buildings] → conservación f, preservación f; [of order, democracy] → mantenimiento m
in a good state of preservationen buen estado, bien conservado
B. CPD preservation order Norden f de preservación
preservation society N (Brit) → sociedad f para la preservación

preservation

[ˌprɛzərˈveɪʃən] n
[status quo, values, way of life, standards] → préservation f
[building, monument, work of art] → préservation f

preservation

n
(= maintaining) (of custom, building, manuscript)Erhaltung f; (of peace)Wahrung f, → Erhaltung f; (of dignity)Wahrung f; (of memory, reputation)Aufrechterhaltung f, → Wahrung f
(to prevent decay) → Konservierung f; (of specimens)Präservierung f; to be in a good state of preservationgut erhalten sein

preservation

[ˌprɛzəˈveɪʃn] nconservazione f; (of peace, one's dignity) → mantenimento

preserve

(priˈzəːv) verb
1. to keep safe from harm. (May) Heaven preserve us from danger!
2. to keep in existence. They have managed to preserve many old documents.
3. to treat (food), eg by cooking it with sugar, so that it will not go bad. What is the best method of preserving raspberries?
noun
1. an activity, kind of work etc in which only certain people are allowed to take part.
2. a place where game animals, birds etc are protected. a game preserve.
3. jam. blackberry jam and other preserves.
ˌpreserˈvation (pre-) noun
the action of preserving or the state or process of being preserved.
preˈservative (-vətiv) noun
something that preserves, especially that prevents food etc from going bad. a chemical preservative.

preservation

n. preservación, conservación.
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Standards compliance is a key operational principle for the National Library of New Zealand, and it is imperative that the Library does not go down a cul-de-sac in pursuing solutions to digital preservation issues. In this regard, while the Library has in place what it considers the main building blocks for preservation metadata (that is, schema, data model, tools, and repository) the work of the OCLC/RLG PREMIS project will be crucial to the ongoing implementation of a preservation metadata program (OCLC, 2003b).
As we enter the digital age and more and more of the published record is migrated to the digital environment, preservation issues will become ever more complex.
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This years Preservation Week theme is textile preservation, and participating libraries will celebrate by offering special programs and services to connect library users with preservation tools, promote the importance of preservation and strive to enhance knowledge of preservation issues among the public.
Other topics include budgeting considerations, cataloging tools, and preservation issues. The revised edition features a new chapter on digital rights management systems.
The Library's role is to provide leadership in building the partnership network and also in spurring awareness of preservation issues and cooperation with content creators, distributors, stewards, and users.
Initially, the Digitale Duurzaamheid program focused primarily on long-term preservation issues, but cooperation between the National Archives and the Ministry of Interior moved the program toward electronic recordkeeping.
Libraries have preservation issues of all kinds to deal with, especially the deterioration of the paper collection.
"OCLC's collaboration with RLG and other leading institutions to explore digital preservation issues and share the findings will benefit libraries and their users around the world," said Jay Jordan, OCLC president and CEO.
Public Engagement: The Proposed Planning Process Shall Be Guided By A Public Participation Process That Will Provide A Forum For Open Discussion Of Preservation Issues And Will Serve As A Public Education Tool.
He also addresses preservation issues. A gazetteer lists surviving examples to visit.

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