Definitions for Conservationˌkɒn sərˈveɪ ʃən

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

con•ser•va•tionˌkɒn 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.

Origin of conservation:

1350–1400; ME < L conservātiō=conservā(re) to conserve+-tiō -tion

con`ser•va′tion•al(adj.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. conservation, preservation(noun)

    an occurrence of improvement by virtue of preventing loss or injury or other change

  2. conservation(noun)

    the preservation and careful management of the environment and of natural resources

  3. conservation(noun)

    (physics) the maintenance of a certain quantities unchanged during chemical reactions or physical transformations

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. conservation(noun)ˌkɒn sərˈveɪ ʃən

    the protection of nature and the environment

    to teach kids about conservation of the wetlands

  2. conservationˌkɒn sərˈveɪ ʃən

    the careful use of the supply of sth

    water/energy conservation

Wiktionary

  1. conservation(Noun)

    The act of preserving, guarding, or protecting; the keeping (of a thing) in a safe or entire state; preservation.

  2. conservation(Noun)

    A wise use of natural resources.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Conservation(noun)

    the act of preserving, guarding, or protecting; the keeping (of a thing) in a safe or entire state; preservation

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Conservation' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3711

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Conservation' in Nouns Frequency: #1554

  3. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Conservation' in Adjectives Frequency: #802


Translations for Conservation

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

conservation(noun)

the act of conserving especially wildlife, the countryside, old buildings etc.

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