Definition of preservation noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    preservation

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    noun
    NAmE//ˌprɛzərˈveɪʃn//
     
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  1. 1 the act of keeping something in its original state or in good condition architectural/environmental/food preservation a preservation group/society
  2. 2the act of making sure that something is kept The central issue in the strike was the preservation of jobs.
  3. 3the degree to which something has not been changed or damaged by age, weather, etc. The paintings were in an excellent state of preservation. see also self-preservation
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