Definition of Preservation

1. Noun. The activity of protecting something from loss or danger.

Exact synonyms: Saving
Specialized synonyms: Environmentalism, Conservation, Self-preservation, Reservation, Immobilisation, Immobilization
Generic synonyms: Protection
Derivative terms: Preserve, Preserve



2. Noun. The condition of being (well or ill) preserved.
Generic synonyms: Condition, Status
Derivative terms: Preserve

3. Noun. A process that saves organic substances from decay.

4. Noun. An occurrence of improvement by virtue of preventing loss or injury or other change.
Exact synonyms: Conservation
Generic synonyms: Advance, Betterment, Improvement
Derivative terms: Conservationist, Conserve

Definition of Preservation

1. n. 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 good preservation.

Definition of Preservation

1. Noun. The act of preserving; care to preserve; act of keeping from destruction, decay or any ill. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Preservation

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Preservation

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Literary usage of Preservation

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

1. International Law: A Treatise by Lassa Oppenheim (1905)
"On the contrary, although self-preservation is in certain cases an excuse recognised by International Law, no State is obliged patiently to submit to ..."

2. International Law: A Treatise by Lassa Oppenheim (1920)
"If every State really had a right of self-preservation, all the States would have the duty to admit, suffer, and endure every violation done to one another ..."

3. International Law: A Treatise by Lassa Oppenheim (1912)
"It is a fact that in certain cases violations committed in self-preservation are not prohibited by the Law of Nations. But, nevertheless, they remain ..."

4. The Engineering Index Annual for by American Society of Mechanical Engineers (1909)
"88695 A. Timber preservation. Forestry and the preservation of Wood. Charles E. Koons, Sr. Quotes from reports of the US Forestry Dept. and briefly ..."

5. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease by American Neurological Association, Philadelphia Neurological Society, Chicago Neurological Society, New York Neurological Association, Boston Society of Psychiatry and Neurology (1894)
"Brain preservation, with a Resume of Some Old and ... The reagents commonly employed for the preservation and hardening of nerve tissues for microscopical ..."

6. Environmental Performance Reviews by Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, United Nations Economic Commission for Europe. Committee on Environmental Policy (2006)
"After extensive studies and opinion polls, the team concluded that preservation would be more beneficial than dam construction. In June 2001, the government ..."

7. The Moth Book: A Popular Guide to a Knowledge of the Moths of North America by William Jacob Holland (1903)
"... preparation, and preservation of specimens holds good in the case of the Heterocera. Inasmuch, however, as many of the moths are exceedingly minute in ..."

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