What does Conservation mean?

Definitions for Conservation
ˌkɒn sərˈveɪ ʃəncon·ser·va·tion

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word Conservation.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. conservation, preservationnoun

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

  2. conservationnoun

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

  3. conservationnoun

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


  1. conservationnoun

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

  2. conservationnoun

    A wise use of natural resources.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Conservationnoun

    Etymology: conservatio, Latin.

    Though there do indeed happen some alterations in the globe, yet they are such as tend rather to the benefit and conservation of the earth, and its productions, than to the disorder and destruction of both. John Woodward, Natural History.

    It is an enquiry of excellent use, to enquire of the means of preventing or staying of putrefaction; for therein consisteth the means of conservation of bodies. Francis Bacon, Nat. History.


  1. conservation

    Conservation refers to the protection, preservation, management, or restoration of natural environments, species, and biological diversity, as well as the prevention of excessive or wasteful use of resources. It aims to maintain the world's ecological balance and prevent loss of biodiversity.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Conservationnoun

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

  2. Etymology: [L. conservatio: cf. F. conservation.]

Editors Contribution

  1. conservation

    An intelligent, responsible and prudent use of natural resources.

    Water conservation is a form of education which is valued.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 25, 2020  

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

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Conservation in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Conservation in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of Conservation in a Sentence

  1. Pete Maysmith:

    A bunch of these districts are suburban districts, higher college education -- and a bunch of these suburban women do not want to wake up and find out Conservation Voters water and Conservation Voters air is potentially more polluted, it just cuts against how Conservation Voters fundamentally think about Conservation Voters families and Conservation Voters communities.

  2. Kelly Gomez:

    It’s an incredible conservation story, and hopefully, we can inspire more successes like this for the future.

  3. Nikki Tate:

    People have messaged me on Instagram saying I am a role model and inspiration, and thanking me for supporting conservation.

  4. Cesare Galli:

    Many people working in conservation are strongly against using biotechnologies, which seems crazy, because if Cesare Galli have the technology, why not use it for the good ?

  5. Taylor Phillips:

    This whole initiative was founded upon the disconnect I’ve seen over the years in the industry where we have hunters and anglers in the state of Wyoming [who] are footing a majority of the bill for wildlife management ... and conservation as well.

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