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conservation

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From Old French

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conservation (countable and uncountable, plural conservations)

  1. The act of preserving, guarding, or protecting; the keeping (of a thing) in a safe or entire state; preservation.
  2. (biology) The discipline concerned with protection of biodiversity, the environment, and natural resources
  3. A wise use of natural resources.
    • 1913, Robert Barr, chapter 4, Lord Stranleigh Abroad[1]:
      “My father had ideas about conservation long before the United States took it up. [] You preserve water in times of flood and freshet to be used for power or for irrigation throughout the year. …”
  4. The protection and care of cultural heritage, including artwork and architecture, as well as historical and archaeological artifacts.

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From Latin conservatio.

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conservation f (plural conservations)

  1. conservation

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