Preservation

  • 1 préservation — [ prezɛrvasjɔ̃ ] n. f. • 1314; de préserver ♦ Action, moyen de préserver, de se garantir. ⇒ protection, 1. sauvegarde. Préservation des droits, des intérêts, du patrimoine d une personne. « Pendant les grandes pestes du Midi, les médecins… …

    Encyclopédie Universelle

  • 2 Preservation — may mean:* Cultural Heritage Preservation, which includes: **Preservation (library and archival science), maintenance of artifacts and the intellectual record **Art conservation, the retention of cultural heritage for the future. **Digital… …

    Wikipedia

  • 3 Preservation — Pres er*va tion, n. [Cf. F. pr[ e]servation.] The act or process of preserving, or keeping safe; the state of being preserved, or kept from injury, destruction, or decay; security; safety; as, preservation of life, fruit, game, etc.; a picture in …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 Preservation — Preservation, Insel, zur Fourneauxgruppe gehörig …

    Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • 5 preservation — [prez΄ər vā′shən] n. 〚ME < MFr < ML praeservatio〛 a preserving or being preserved * * * See preservability. * * * …

    Universalium

  • 6 preservation — I noun care, cherishing, conservatio, conservation, curing, custody, defense, eternization, freedom from danger, guardianship, guarding, immortalization, maintenance, nourishment, nurture, perpetuation, protection, protective custody,… …

    Law dictionary

  • 7 preservation — (n.) early 15c., preservacioun, from M.L. preservationem (nom. preservatio), noun of action from pp. stem of preservare (see PRESERVE (Cf. preserve) (v.)) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 8 preservation — [n] maintenance, protection canning, care, conservancy, conservation, curing, defense, evaporation, freezing, guard, guardianship, keeping, perpetuation, pickling, preserval, refrigeration, safeguard, safeguarding, safekeeping, safety, salvation …

    New thesaurus

  • 9 preservation — ► NOUN 1) the action of preserving. 2) the state of being preserved, especially to a specified degree …

    English terms dictionary

  • 10 preservation — [prez΄ər vā′shən] n. [ME < MFr < ML praeservatio] a preserving or being preserved …

    English World dictionary

  • 11 Preservation — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Preservation >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 preservation preservation Sgm: N 1 safe keeping safe keeping Sgm: N 1 conservation conservation &c.(storage) 636 Sgm: N 1 maintenance maintenance support susteritation… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 12 preservation — pres|er|va|tion [ ,prezər veıʃn ] noun uncount * 1. ) the process of working to protect something valuable so that it is not damaged or destroyed: preservation of: an organization devoted to the preservation of historic buildings Preservation of… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 13 preservation */ — UK [ˌprezə(r)ˈveɪʃ(ə)n] / US [ˌprezərˈveɪʃ(ə)n] noun [uncountable] 1) a) the process of working to protect something valuable so that it is not damaged or destroyed preservation of: an organization devoted to the preservation of historic… …

    English dictionary

  • 14 preservation — pres|er|va|tion [ˌprezəˈveıʃən US zər ] n [U] 1.) when something is kept in its original state or in good condition →↑preserve preservation of ▪ Eliot campaigned for the preservation of London s churches. ▪ We are working for the preservation of… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15 préservation — (pré zèr va sion) s. f. Action, moyen de préserver. HISTORIQUE    XIVe s. •   Preservation de spasme, H. DE MONDEVILLE f° 65.    XVe s. •   La preservation de l estat et deffence du royaulme, COMM. VI, 7.    XVIe s. •   Les remedes qui servent à… …

    Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • 16 preservation — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ building, railroad (AmE), railway (BrE), etc. ▪ environmental, wildlife ▪ farmland, wetland …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 17 preservation — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) Act of keeping alive or in good condition Nouns 1. preservation, conservation, safekeeping (see safety); maintenance, support; economy. See retention. 2. (methods of preservation) embalming; curing,… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 18 preservation — noun (U) 1 the act of keeping something unharmed or unchanged (+ of): The police are responsible for the preservation of law and order. 2 the degree to which something has remained unchanged or unharmed by weather, age etc: The old building is in …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 19 preservation — noun 1) wood preservation Syn: conservation, protection, care 2) the preservation of the status quo Syn: continuation, conservation, maintenance, upholding, sustaining, perpetuation 3) the p …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 20 preservation — noun 1) wood preservation Syn: conservation, protection, care 2) the preservation of the status quo Syn: continuation, conservation, maintenance, upholding, sustaining, perpetuation …

    Synonyms and antonyms dictionary


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