Conservation of force
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 of areas — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Conservation of energy — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • conservation of energy — Physics. the principle that in a system that does not undergo any force from outside the system, the amount of energy is constant, irrespective of its changes in form. Also called law of conservation of energy. [1850 55] * * * …   Universalium

  • conservation of angular momentum — a principle in physics: the total angular momentum of a system free of external torque remains constant irrespective of transformations and interactions within the system * * * Physics. the principle that the total angular momentum of a system… …   Useful english dictionary

  • conservation of angular momentum — Physics. the principle that the total angular momentum of a system has constant magnitude and direction if the system is subjected to no external force. Also called law of conservation of angular momentum. * * * …   Universalium

  • conservation of linear momentum — Physics. the principle that the linear momentum of a system has constant magnitude and direction if the system is subjected to no external force. Also called law of conservation of linear momentum. * * * …   Universalium

  • conservation of linear momentum — Physics. the principle that the linear momentum of a system has constant magnitude and direction if the system is subjected to no external force. Also called law of conservation of linear momentum …   Useful english dictionary

  • CONSERVATION OF ENERGY —    the doctrine that, however it may be transformed or dissipated, no fraction of energy is ever lost, that the amount of force, as of matter, in the universe, under all mutation remains the same …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

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