Definition of conservation noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    conservation

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    NAmE//ˌkɑnsərˈveɪʃn//
     
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  1. 1 the protection of the natural environment synonym conservancy to be interested in wildlife conservation Road development in the area has been severely affected by the state's conservation program.
  2. 2the official protection of buildings that have historical or artistic importance
  3. 3the act of preventing something from being lost, wasted, damaged, or destroyed to encourage the conservation of water/fuel energy conservation see also conserve
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