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Definitions of preservation

  1. the condition of being (well or ill) preserved Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. 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. Newage Dictionary DB
  3. The act of keeping from injury or decay; the state of being kept from injury or decay. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  4. Act of preserving: state of being preserved. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  5. The act of preserving, or the state of being preserved. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  6. The act of preserving or keeping safe; the state of being preserved from injury of decny. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  7. The act of preserving or keeping safe. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for preservation

  1. One would have thought that he was deeply interested in telling her about the great sea- wall in which nature and man have gone into partnership, and upon the preservation of which depends the very existence of Venice. – A Venetian June by Anna Fuller
  2. I felt satisfied that this well was a tomb, and that lower down I should see some more Tinguians in a state of preservation – Adventures in the Philippine Islands by Paul P. de La Gironière
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