Definition of conservation in English:


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  • 1Prevention of wasteful use of a resource.

    • ‘they launched a week-long campaign to promote energy conservation’
    conservation, careful management, good housekeeping, economy, thrift, thriftiness, frugality
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    1. 1.1Preservation, protection, or restoration of the natural environment and of wildlife.
      • ‘nature conservation’
      preservation, protection, safeguarding, safe keeping, keeping, guarding, saving, looking after
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    2. 1.2Preservation and repair of archaeological, historical, and cultural sites and artifacts.
      • ‘the artworks in the collection need indexing and conservation’
      maintenance, repair, repairs, service, servicing, care, aftercare, preservation, conservation, running
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  • 2Physics
    The principle by which the total value of a physical quantity or parameter (such as energy, mass, linear or angular momentum) remains constant in a system which is not subject to external influence.



/ˌkänsərˈvāSHən/ /ˌkɑnsərˈveɪʃən/


Late Middle English from Latin conservatio(n-), from the verb conservare (see conserve).