Conservation
Conservation Con`ser*va"tion, n. [L. conservatio: cf. F. conservation.] The act of preserving, guarding, or protecting; the keeping (of a thing) in a safe or entire state; preservation. [1913 Webster]

A step necessary for the conservation of Protestantism. --Hallam. [1913 Webster]

A state without the means of some change is without the means of its conservation. --Burke. [1913 Webster]

{Conservation of areas} (Astron.), the principle that the radius vector drawn from a planet to the sun sweeps over equal areas in equal times.

{Conservation of energy}, or {Conservation of force} (Mech.), the principle that the total energy of any material system is a quantity which can neither be increased nor diminished by any action between the parts of the system, though it may be transformed into any of the forms of which energy is susceptible. --Clerk Maxwell. [1913 Webster]


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  • conservation — [ kɔ̃sɛrvasjɔ̃ ] n. f. • fin XIIIe; lat. conservatio 1 ♦ Action de conserver, de maintenir intact ou dans le même état. ⇒ entretien, 1. garde, maintien, préservation, protection, 1. sauvegarde. Être chargé de la conservation d un monument.… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Conservation — may refer to: Conservation movement, to protect animals, fungi, plants and their habitats Conservation biology, the science of the protection and management of biodiversity Conservation genetics an interdisciplinary science that aims to apply… …   Wikipedia

  • conservation — CONSERVATION. s. f. Action par laquelle une chose, une personne est conservée, ou l effet de cette action. Ayez soin de la conservation de ces fruits. La conservation de quelque chose. Chacun a soin de sa conservation. J ai fait cela pour votre… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • conservation — Conservation. s. f. v. Action par laquelle une chose, une personne est conservée. Ayez soin de la conservation de ces fruits. la conservation de quelque chose. chacun a soin de sa conservation. j ay fait cela pour vostre conservation, pour la… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • conservation — UK US /ˌkɒnsəˈveɪʃən/ noun [U] ENVIRONMENT, SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY ► the process of using water, gas, electricity, etc. carefully in order not to waste it: »The main objectives are the conservation of materials and energy in support of the… …   Financial and business terms

  • conservation — I noun economy, fostering, guarding, harboring, keeping, maintaining, maintenance, nourishing, nursing, preservation, preserving, protecting, protection, providing sanctuary, safeguarding, safekeeping, saving, sheltering, shielding, sparing,… …   Law dictionary

  • conservation — ► NOUN 1) preservation or restoration of the natural environment and wildlife. 2) preservation and repair of archaeological, historical, and cultural sites and artefacts. 3) careful use of a resource: energy conservation. 4) Physics the principle …   English terms dictionary

  • conservation — [kän΄sər vā′shən] n. [ME conservacioun < OFr conservation < L conservatio] 1. the act or practice of conserving; protection from loss, waste, etc.; preservation 2. the official care, protection, or management of natural resources 3. the… …   English World dictionary

  • Conservation — (v. lat.), 1) Aufbewahrung; 2) Erhaltung bei Kraft etc. Daher Conservationsbrille, s. u. Brille; Conservationshaus, so v. w. Conservatorium 2) …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Conservation — Conservation, lat., Aufbewahrung, Erhaltung; conservativ, erhaltend. Als politischer Namen bezeichnet Conservativer einen Mann, der an dem gesetzlich Bestehenden festhält und nur in eine gesetzliche Abänderung desselben einwilligt; er ist der… …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

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