Definition of Conservation

1. Noun. An occurrence of improvement by virtue of preventing loss or injury or other change.

Exact synonyms: Preservation
Generic synonyms: Advance, Betterment, Improvement
Derivative terms: Conservationist, Conserve

2. Noun. The preservation and careful management of the environment and of natural resources.

3. Noun. (physics) the maintenance of a certain quantities unchanged during chemical reactions or physical transformations.

Definition of Conservation

1. n. The act of preserving, guarding, or protecting; the keeping (of a thing) in a safe or entire state; preservation.

Definition of Conservation

1. Noun. The act of preserving, guarding, or protecting; the keeping (of a thing) in a safe or entire state; preservation. ¹

2. Noun. A wise use of natural resources. ¹

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Definition of Conservation

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Medical Definition of Conservation

1. Efficiency of energy use, production, transmission, or distribution that results in a decrease of energy consumption while providing the same level of service. (05 Dec 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Conservation

conservation (current term)
conservation biology
conservation law
conservation of charge
conservation of electricity
conservation of energy
conservation of energy resources
conservation of matter
conservation of momentum
conservation of natural resources
conservation of parity

Literary usage of Conservation

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Energy Policies of IEA Countries by International Energy Agency (2004)
"Energy conservation and energy efficiency belong to one of the four fields in ... Energy conservation Agreements: The NCS endorses extending the scope of ..."

2. Proceedings by Natural Gas Association of America, Modern Language Association of America (1917)
"To the President and Members of the Natural Gas Association of America: Your conservation Committee held no meetings during the past year. ..."

3. Great Debates in American Hist: From the Debates in the British Parliament by United States Congress, Great Britain Parliament, Marion Mills Miller (1913)
"National conservation"—Speech of Sen. George E. Chamberlain [Ore.] in Favor of National conservation, but against Abuses of Its Administration: He- marks by ..."

4. The Engineering Index Annual for by American Society of Mechanical Engineers (1910)
"Discusses the movements for the conservation of the natural resources of ... 2917 C. The North American Conference on the conservation of Natural Resources. ..."

5. Proceedings of the Annual Meeting (1908)
"66 A conservation POLICY FOR THE PHILIPPINES ADDRESS OF DR. DAVID P. BARROWS There is a problem of conservation in the Philippines and upon its wise and ..."

6. A Textbook of Physics by John Henry Poynting, Joseph John Thomson (1906)
"conservation OF ENERGY. MECHANICAL EQUIVALENT OF HEAT. ... We have now to add a third great principle of conservation, the conservation of Energy. ..."

7. Historic Building Interiors: An Annotated Bibliography by Anne Grimmer (1994)
"Features, Finishes and Materials: conservation and Maintenance Dillon, Phyllis. "conservation Planning: Where Can You Find the Help You Need?" History News. ..."

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