1Prevention of wasteful use of a resource.
conservation, careful management, good housekeeping, economy, thrift, thriftiness, frugalityView synonyms
- ‘the government must take action to promote energy conservation’
- 1.1Preservation, protection, or restoration of the natural environment and of wildlife.
preservation, protection, safeguarding, safe keeping, keeping, guarding, saving, looking afterView synonyms
- ‘nature conservation’
- 1.2Preservation and repair of archaeological, historical, and cultural sites and artifacts.
maintenance, repair, repairs, service, servicing, care, aftercare, preservation, conservation, runningView synonyms
- ‘the artworks in the collection need indexing and conservation’
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.
Late Middle English from Latin conservatio(n-), from the verb conservare (see conserve).