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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.


  1. Preservation

    "The Village Green Preservation Society" is a single by the English rock group The Kinks. Written by Ray Davies, the song is a nostalgic reflection on cultural English "village green", country, and hamlet lifestyle, and references many different characteristics and features of it, such as Tudor houses and draught beer. At the same time, it speaks negatively of modern, industrial traits, such as office blocks and skyscrapers. As the opening track of The Kinks Are the Village Green Preservation Society, it sets the theme for the majority of the rest of the album. It is also, according to AllMusic, the best-known track from the album. The song has been part of the Kinks' live setlist. The song inspired the band's slogan, "God Save the Kinks".


  1. preservation

    Preservation refers to the act of protecting, maintaining, or safeguarding something from harm, damage, decay, or destruction. It involves measures and actions taken to prevent alteration, degradation, or loss, aiming to keep the original state or condition as much as possible. This term is widely used in various fields such as environment, culture, history, food, and digital contents.

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 Knowles:

    The decision to delay the deployment of the National Guard is deeply concerning, we are asking that the governor make available and deploy all necessary resources to prevent the further destruction of property and the preservation of life in the city of Ferguson.

  2. Vittorio Zappalorto:

    This will undoubtedly be a deserving action that will contribute to the preservation of our architectural heritage and to the serenity of residents and tourists themselves.

  3. Tuwanna Dennis:

    It's so important because this is our land, our neighborhoods look like they look because there is no one there to teach them home preservation. If you go to the suburbs, there are subdivisions, there are homeownership associations that keep their areas together. And when we go through our neighborhoods, we see 20 houses on the block abandoned. The ones that are still there probably are close to being abandoned, just because they have no way of keeping the preservation of their homes up. So I think homeownership is key.

  4. Aloo Denish:

    The beauty of nature is not to be conquered, but to be cherished; for it is a fragile gift that sustains us all. Let us be mindful stewards of the Earth, let us be vigilant guardians of nature, let us be the conductors of environmental conservation and the architects of her restoration; for the preservation of nature is the preservation of our very essence.

  5. Bill Powers:

    The University of Texas at Austin, with expertise in both Latin America and the preservation and study of the writing process, is the natural home for this very important collection.

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directed outward; marked by interest in others or concerned with external reality
  • A. epidemic
  • B. extroversive
  • C. defiant
  • D. indiscernible

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