nonpreservation

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

non- +‎ preservation

Noun[edit]

nonpreservation ‎(uncountable)

  1. (chiefly sciences) Failure to preserve or be preserved
    • 1999 February 26, Mike Foote et al., “Evolutionary and Preservational Constraints on Origins of Biologic Groups: Divergence Times of Eutherian Mammals”, in Science[1], volume 283, number 5406, DOI:10.1126/science.283.5406.1310, pages 1310-1314:
      We consider a hypothesis of missing diversity plausible if the probability of complete nonpreservation of the group is at least 0.5.