Conservation definition

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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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The official care, protection, or management of natural resources.
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The act or practice of conserving; protection from loss, waste, etc.; preservation.
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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 maintenance of a physical quantity, such as energy or mass, during a physical or chemical change.
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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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A wise use of natural resources.
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The preservation, reconditioning, and restoration of works of art.
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Preservation or restoration from loss, damage, or neglect.

Manuscripts saved from deterioration under the program of library conservation.

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The act or process of conserving.
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The protection, preservation, management, or restoration of wildlife and of natural resources such as forests, soil, and water.
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Origin of conservation

  • From Old French

    From Wiktionary