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Pronunciation:  `kânsur'veyshun

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  1. [n]  the preservation and careful management of the environment and of natural resources
  2. [n]  (physics) the maintenance of a certain quantities unchanged during chemical reactions or physical transformations
  3. [n]  an occurrence of improvement by virtue of preventing loss or injury or other change

CONSERVATION is a 12 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: preservation
 See Also: advance, betterment, conservancy, conservation of charge, conservation of electricity, conservation of energy, conservation of mass, conservation of matter, conservation of momentum, conservation of parity, first law of thermodynamics, improvement, law of conservation of energy, law of conservation of mass, law of conservation of matter, mirror symmetry, oil conservation, parity, preservation, principle, saving, soil conservation, space-reflection symmetry, water conservation



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

      A step necessary for the conservation of Protestantism.

      A state without the means of some change is without the
      means of its conservation.               --Burke.

{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.

 Definition: the protection and care of archaeological resources.
Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: attention, care, cold storage, conservancy, conservationism, control, custody, dead storage, directing, dry storage, economy, environmental conservation, forest conservation, forest management, governing, guardianship, husbandry, keeping, maintenance, management, managing, preserval, preservation, protection, safeguarding, safekeeping, salvage, salvation, saving, shelf-room, soil conservation, storage, storage space, stowage, stream conservation, supervising, supervision, support, sustentation, upkeep, warehousing, water conservation, wetlands conservation, wildlife conservation