conservation

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From Old French

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conservation (countable and uncountable, plural conservations)

  1. The act of preserving, guarding, or protecting; the keeping (of a thing) in a safe or entire state; preservation.
  2. A wise use of natural resources.
    • 1913, Robert Barr, chapter 4, Lord Stranleigh Abroad[1]:
      “My father had ideas about conservation long before the United States took it up. [] You preserve water in times of flood and freshet to be used for power or for irrigation throughout the year. …”

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin conservatio.

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conservation f (plural conservations)

  1. conservation

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