- The definition of conservation is the act of trying to protect or preserve something or the limiting of how much of a resource you use.
- An example of conservation is a program to try to preserve wetlands.
- An example of conservation is a program to try to save old buildings.
- An example of conservation is an attempt to minimize the amount of electricity you use by turning off lights when you leave a room.
Turning off lights is an act of conservation.
- the act or practice of conserving; protection from loss, waste, etc.; preservation
- the official care, protection, or management of natural resources
- the preservation, reconditioning, and restoration of works of art
Origin of conservationMiddle English conservacioun ; from Old French conservation ; from Classical Latin conservatio
- The act or process of conserving.
- a. Preservation or restoration from loss, damage, or neglect: manuscripts saved from deterioration under the program of library conservation.b. The protection, preservation, management, or restoration of wildlife and of natural resources such as forests, soil, and water.
- The maintenance of a physical quantity, such as energy or mass, during a physical or chemical change.
(countable and uncountable, plural conservations)
From Old French