What does conservation mean?

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

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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

Wiktionary

  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.

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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Numerology

  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. Edward Loure:

    Some people call this land a 'conservation area', but for me and my family this is our home.

  2. Bas Huijbregts:

    It's researchers from research institutes, from law enforcement agencies, from rhino specialist groups, from conservation groups, from all different horizons and different countries.

  3. Paul Udoto:

    Lions have a special place in Kenyans' livelihood and conservation efforts. Other than being the symbol for national strength, they are among the Big Five, a major attraction for visitors to Kenya. The trend of lion population decline is disturbing and every effort needs to be made to ensure that Kenya either stabilises its population at the current population of 2,000 lions or increases the numbers to an ecologically acceptable level.

  4. John Kasaona:

    It was a very awkward situation, the colonial government's department of conservation started opening up pots in the local communities to see what was in those pots.

  5. Tim Reif:

    The Obama Administration is committed to an all-of-government approach that strengthens wildlife conservation - including through high-standard trade agreements.

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