What does Preservation mean?

Definitions for Preservation
ˌprɛz ərˈveɪ ʃənPreser·va·tion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. preservation, saving(noun)

    the activity of protecting something from loss or danger

  2. preservation(noun)

    the condition of being (well or ill) preserved

  3. preservation(noun)

    a process that saves organic substances from decay

  4. conservation, preservation(noun)

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


  1. preservation(Noun)

    The act of preserving; care to preserve; act of keeping from destruction, decay or any ill.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Preservation(noun)

    the act or process of preserving, or keeping safe; the state of being preserved, or kept from injury, destruction, or decay; security; safety; as, preservation of life, fruit, game, etc.; a picture in good preservation

  2. Origin: [Cf. F. prservation.]

Editors Contribution

  1. preservation

    To keep in perfect condition.

    The art of preservation of trees is amazing.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 25, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Preservation' in Nouns Frequency: #2824

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Preservation in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Preservation in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of Preservation in a Sentence

  1. World Rugby:

    I don't know what nations specifically. What I can tell you is that it's self-preservation, they look at emerging nations in 10 years' time and carrying on [ to grow ] because of the sizes of the countries [... ] That sometimes gives other teams a bit of a self-preservation attitude. Again, that's politics and that's something that has to be resolved by World Rugby.

  2. Arjun Bahl:

    They see that street art can be used for beautifying and encouraging people to keep their surroundings clean, it has led to a sense of ownership and that leads to a sense of preservation of the work.

  3. Antonio Tinio:

    Duterte is very aware that if someone from outside of his camp is elected president it's very likely he will end up in jail. It's about self-preservation, as vice president, she has the stature, she's respected by the international community and that's why Duterte at the moment is paying attention to what she says.

  4. Gordon Noble:

    We are digging in what is essentially the area that the Picts threw their rubbish but this collection of the waste products of their day-to-day lives is a treasure trove to archaeologists, what’s exciting is the level of preservation here. We’ve found animal bone which rarely survives in mainland Scotland because of the acidic soil. We are already getting really nice information about what people ate within the fort and we hope to extract a level of information we’ve not had for Pictish sites before.

  5. Axel Petzold:

    The manner of this individual's death, or subsequent burial, may have enabled the brain's long-term preservation.

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