Definitions of conservation

  1. the preservation and careful management of the environment and of natural resources Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. (physics) the maintenance of a certain quantities unchanged during chemical reactions or physical transformations Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. The act of preserving, guarding, or protecting; the keeping (of a thing) in a safe or entire state; preservation. Newage Dictionary DB
  4. The act of preserving from decay, loss, or injury. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  5. The act of conserving. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  6. The keeping of a thing in a safe or entire state. Conservation of energy or force. See Energy. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  7. The keeping of a thing in a safe or entire state. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for conservation

  1. Those favoring the extension of Federal control over conservation point out that forest control, irrigation, conservation of water power, and similar projects are distinctly interstate in character, and are thus properly a Federal function. – Problems in American Democracy by Thames Ross Williamson
  2. 280. without means of some change, is without the means of its conservation iii. – The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. XII. (of XII.) by Edmund Burke