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ˌprɛz ərˈveɪ ʃənpreser·va·tion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. preservation, savingnoun

    the activity of protecting something from loss or danger

  2. preservationnoun

    the condition of being (well or ill) preserved

  3. preservationnoun

    a process that saves organic substances from decay

  4. conservation, preservationnoun

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


  1. preservationnoun

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Preservationnoun

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

    Etymology: from preserve.

    Nature does require
    Her times of preservation, which, perforce,
    I give my tendance to. William Shakespeare, Henry VIII.

    The eyes of the Lord are upon them that love him, he is their mighty protection, a preservation from stumbling, and a help from falling. Ecclus. xxxiv. 16.

    Ev’ry senseless thing, by nature’s light,
    Doth preservation seek, destruction shun. Davies.

    Our allwise maker has put into man the uneasiness of hunger, thirst, and other natural desires, to determine their wills for the preservation of themselves, and the continuation of their species. John Locke.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Preservationnoun

    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. Etymology: [Cf. F. prservation.]

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. James Patterson:

    They are willfully violating the Heritage Preservation Act. The City has broken state law.

  2. Kaleigh McMordie:

    These snacks are far from a slice of pizza. They're typically filled with sodium, fat, lots of additives for preservation, such as nitrates and phosphates and even imitation cheese, i recommend having a slice of real, thin crust pizza if you're craving pizza.

  3. Lee Hsien Yang:

    LHL (Lee Hsien Loong) has made convoluted, ultimately false claims about Lee Kuan Yew's wishes. LHL is trying to suggest that because LKY signed some renovation plans in early 2012, he was open to preservation of the house.

  4. Dr Shipton:

    The site has amazing levels of preservation with so many of the artifacts in mint condition.

  5. Alexander Hamilton:

    In the recommendation to admit indiscriminately foreign emigrants of every description to the privileges of American citizens on their first entrance into our country, there is an attempt to break down every pale which has been erected for the preservation of a national spirit and a national character; and to let in the most powerful means of perverting and corrupting both the one and the other.

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