- 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.
conservation definition by Webster's New World
- 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: Middle English conservacioun ; from Old French conservation ; from Classical Latin conservatio
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- conservational adjective
conservation definition by American Heritage Dictionary
The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
- 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.
- conˌser·vaˈtion·al adjective
conservation - Science Definition
The protection, preservation, management, or restoration of natural environments and the ecological communities that inhabit them. Conservation is generally held to include the management of human use of natural resources for current public benefit and sustainable social and economic utilization.