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conservation

controlled use and protection of natural resources, as forests, wetlands, endangered species, etc.
Not to be confused with:
conversation – talk; spoken exchange of ideas, feelings, thoughts, and opinions
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con·ser·va·tion

 (kŏn′sûr-vā′shən)
n.
1. The act or process of conserving.
2.
a. Preservation or restoration from loss, damage, or neglect: manuscripts saved from deterioration under the program of library conservation.
b. The protection, preservation, management, or restoration of wildlife and of natural resources such as forests, soil, and water.
3. The maintenance of a physical quantity, such as energy or mass, during a physical or chemical change.

con′ser·va′tion·al adj.
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conservation

(ˌkɒnsəˈveɪʃən)
n
1. the act or an instance of conserving or keeping from change, loss, injury, etc
2.
a. protection, preservation, and careful management of natural resources and of the environment
b. (as modifier): a conservation area.
ˌconserˈvational adj
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con•ser•va•tion

(ˌkɒn sərˈveɪ ʃən)

n.
1. the act of conserving; prevention of injury, decay, waste, or loss; preservation.
2. the controlled utilization or official supervision of natural resources in order to preserve or protect them or to prevent depletion.
3. the restoration and preservation of works of art.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Latin conservātiō=conservā(re) to conserve + -tiō -tion]
con`ser•va′tion•al, adj.
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con·ser·va·tion

(kŏn′sûr-vā′shən)
1. The protection, preservation, management, or restoration of wildlife and natural resources such as forests and water.
2. The continuance of a physical quantity, such as mass, in the same amount during a physical or chemical change.
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conservation

Protecting the environment.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.conservation - an occurrence of improvement by virtue of preventing loss or injury or other changeconservation - 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
2.conservation - the preservation and careful management of the environment and of natural resources
preservation, saving - the activity of protecting something from loss or danger
conservancy - the official conservation of trees and soil and rivers etc.
soil conservation - protection of soil against erosion or deterioration
oil conservation - the conservation of petroleum resources
water conservation - the conservation of water resources
3.conservation - (physics) the maintenance of a certain quantities unchanged during chemical reactions or physical transformations
principle - a basic truth or law or assumption; "the principles of democracy"
natural philosophy, physics - the science of matter and energy and their interactions; "his favorite subject was physics"
conservation of charge, conservation of electricity - the principle that the total electric charge of a system remains constant despite changes inside the system
conservation of energy, first law of thermodynamics, law of conservation of energy - the fundamental principle of physics that the total energy of an isolated system is constant despite internal changes
conservation of mass, conservation of matter, law of conservation of mass, law of conservation of matter - a fundamental principle of classical physics that matter cannot be created or destroyed in an isolated system
conservation of momentum - the principle that the total linear momentum in a closed system is constant and is not affected by processes occurring inside the system
conservation of parity, mirror symmetry, space-reflection symmetry, parity - (physics) parity is conserved in a universe in which the laws of physics are the same in a right-handed system of coordinates as in a left-handed system
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conservation

noun
1. preservation, saving, protection, maintenance, custody, safeguarding, upkeep, guardianship, safekeeping Attention must be paid to the conservation of the environment.
2. economy, saving, thrift, husbandry, careful management, thriftiness projects aimed at energy conservation
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conservation

noun
The careful guarding of an asset:
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Translations
الـمُحَافِظَةُ عَلَى الطَبِيعَةمُحافَظَه عَلى، حِفْظ
ochranazachování
bevarelsebevaring
luonnonsuojelu
očuvanje
természetvédelem
varîveisla; náttúruvernd
保全
보존
ohranitevzaščita
bevarande
การอนุรักษ์ธรรมชาติและสภาพแวดล้อม
sự bảo tồn

conservation

[ˌkɒnsəˈveɪʃən]
A. Nconservación f, protección f
energy conservationla conservación de la energía
B. CPD conservation area Nzona f declarada de patrimonio histórico-artístico; (= nature reserve) → zona f protegida
see also nature B
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conservation

[ˌkɒnsərˈveɪʃən] n [nature, place] → préservation f, protection f
nature conservation → protection f de la nature
energy conservation → économies fpl d'énergieconservation area (British) n
(for birds, animals)secteur m sauvegardé
(for buildings)site m classé
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conservation

n
(= preservation)Erhaltung f, → Schutz m; conservation technologyUmweltschutztechnik f
(Phys) → Erhaltung f
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conservation

[ˌkɒnsəˈveɪʃn] nconservazione f, tutela; (of nature) → tutela dell'ambiente
energy conservation → risparmio energetico
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conserve

(kənˈsəːv) verb
to keep from changing, being damaged or lost. We must conserve the country's natural resources; This old building should be conserved.
noun
something preserved, eg fruits in sugar, jam etc.
ˌconserˈvation (kon-) noun
the act of conserving especially wildlife, the countryside, old buildings etc.
ˌconserˈvationist (kon-) noun
a person who is interested in conservation.
conˈservatism (-vətizəm) noun
dislike of change.
conˈservative (-tiv) adjective
1. disliking change. Older people tend to be conservative in their attitudes; conservative opinions.
2. in politics, wanting to avoid major changes and to keep business and industry in private hands.
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conservation

الـمُحَافِظَةُ عَلَى الطَبِيعَة ochrana bevarelse Erhaltung διατήρηση protección, protección del medio ambiente luonnonsuojelu préservation očuvanje conservazione 保全 보존 conservatie bevaring ochrona conservação охрана bevarande การอนุรักษ์ธรรมชาติและสภาพแวดล้อม koruma sự bảo tồn 保存
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con·ser·va·tion

n. conservación, preservación.
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The physical organization, its decay, the indestructibility of matter, the law of the conservation of energy, evolution, were the words which usurped the place of his old belief.
In the latter it generally destroys all that appetite which tends towards the conservation of the individual; but in the former, though it often induces forgetfulness, and a neglect of food, as well as of everything else; yet place a good piece of well-powdered buttock before a hungry lover, and he seldom fails very handsomely to play his part.
In short, there were no legal provisions whatever for the well-being and conservation of society, the enlightened end of civilized legislation.
"It's on record, your position on interstate commerce regulation, on regulation of the railway trust and Standard Oil, on the conservation of the forests, on a thousand and one restrictive measures that are nothing else than socialistic."
It was expected the Professor would shortly read to the Academy of Sciences a sensational paper on his new theory,--the Dissociation of Matter,--a theory destined to overthrow from its base the whole of official science, which based itself on the principle of the Conservation of Energy.
Half were they minded to do this because of the grateful indolence after six days of insistent motion, half in conservation for the hours of dancing to come.
Conservation of the old modes of production in unaltered form, was, on the contrary, the first condition of existence for all earlier industrial classes.
No subversive radium speculations had shaken his steady scientific faith in the conservation of energy and the indestructibility of matter.
I see the same law working in nature for conservation and growth.
"This," said he, "comes nearer to overthrowing the doctrine of the conservation of energy than anything I ever saw."
Clacton in a jocular manner, indeed, but like most insignificant men he was very quick to resent being found fault with by a woman, in argument with whom he was fond of calling himself "a mere man." He wished, however, to enter into a literary conservation with Miss Hilbery, and thus let the matter drop.
While these resolute and determined preparations for the conservation of the king's peace were pending, Mr.

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