Conservation meaning

kŏn'sûr-vā'shən
The official care, protection, or management of natural resources.
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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.

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The act or practice of conserving; protection from loss, waste, etc.; preservation.
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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.
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A wise use of natural resources.
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The act of preserving, guarding, or protecting; the keeping (of a thing) in a safe or entire state; preservation.
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The preservation, reconditioning, and restoration of works of art.
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The act or process of conserving.
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The maintenance of a physical quantity, such as energy or mass, during a physical or chemical change.
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Origin of conservation

  • From Old French
    From Wiktionary