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Definition of Conservation

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guarding, preservation, protection from decay and destruction
Conservation Definition from Arts & Humanities Dictionaries & Glossaries
Theological and Philosophical Biography and Dictionary
See Conservation principle
Conservation Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(n.)
The act of preserving, guarding, or protecting; the keeping (of a thing) in a safe or entire state; preservation.
  
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conservation
\con`ser*va"tion\ (?), n. [l. conservatio: cf. f. conservation.] the act of preserving, guarding, or protecting; the keeping (of a thing) in a safe or entire state; preservation. a step necessary for the conservation of protestantism. a state without the means of some change is without the means of its conservation.
conservation
of areas (astron.), the principle that the radius vector drawn from a planet to the sun sweeps over equal areas in equal times.
conservation
of energy, or
conservation
of force (mech.), the principle that the total energy of any material system is a quantity which can neither be increased nor diminished by any action between the parts of the system, though it may be transformed into any of the forms of which energy is susceptible. lerk maxwell.
conservation
n
1. an occurrence of improvement by virtue of preventing loss or injury or other change [syn: preservation]


2. the preservation and careful management of the environment and of natural resources
3. (physics) the maintenance of a certain quantities unchanged during chemical reactions or physical transformations


  similar words(7) 



 water conservation 
 law of conservation of mass 
 law of conservation of matter 
 conservation of mass 
 conservation of energy 
 law of conservation of energy 
 conservation of matter 
JM Welsh <=> English Dictionary
Gwarcheidiol = a. conservatory, n. conservation
Anagram
      conversation
WordNet 2.0

Noun
1. an occurrence of improvement by virtue of preventing loss or injury or other change
(synonym) preservation
(hypernym) improvement, betterment, advance
(derivation) conserve, preserve, maintain, keep up
2. the preservation and careful management of the environment and of natural resources
(hypernym) preservation, saving
(hyponym) conservancy
(derivation) conserve, preserve, maintain, keep up
3. (physics) the maintenance of a certain quantities unchanged during chemical reactions or physical transformations
(hypernym) principle
(hyponym) conservation of charge, conservation of electricity
(derivation) conserve
(classification) physics, physical science, natural philosophy
Conservation Definition from Business & Finance Dictionaries & Glossaries
Glossary of petroleum Industry
preservation; economy; avoidance of waste. It is especially important in the petroleum industry, since oil and gas are irreplaceable. Many conservation practices, such as the trapping of condensable vapors, are used in the industry.
Conservation Definition from Science & Technology Dictionaries & Glossaries
Bioglossary
Description: The extinction of one species by another species in the same area through competition.
Source: Specialized encyclopedia and dictionaries

Description: Judicious use and management of nature and natural resources for the benefit of human society and for ethical reasons.
Source: Global Biodiversity Assessment GBA

Description: Artificial control of ecological relationships in an environment in order to maintain a particular balance among the species present.
Source: Specialized encyclopedia and dictionaries
© European Communities, 1995-2004
Biological Control
Any biological control practice designed to protect and maintain populations of existing natural enemies.
Catherine R. Weeden
Energy Glossary
Steps taken to cause less energy to be used than would otherwise be the case. These steps may involve improved efficiency, avoidance of waste, reduced consumption, etc. They may involve installing equipment (such as a computer to ensure efficient energy use), modifying equipment (such as making a boiler more efficient), adding insulation, changing behavior patterns, etc.
Fishery Glossary
1. Redistribution of use in direction of the future (Ciriacy-Wantrup, 1968)

2. All those actions which are directed towards sustaining otherwise decreasing rates of use, towards sustained yield management, or towards increasing a sustained use (Ciriacy-Wantrup. 1968, p.60).

3. Of natural resources. The protection, improvement, and use of natural resources according to principles that will assure their highest economic or social benefits for man and his environment now and into the future. (Choudhury and Jensen, 1997)

As conservation can be considered the mean to maintain the resource system in "desirable states", it is necessary to define what these states
are (Holt and Talbot, 1978).
FAO
Conservation Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
Wikipedia English - The Free Encyclopedia
Conservation may refer to:
  • Conservation movement, to protect animals, fungi, plants and their habitats
    • Conservation biology, the science of the protection and management of biodiversity
    • Conservation genetics - "an interdisciplinary science that aims to apply genetic methods to the conservation and restoration of biodiversity."
    • Conservation (ethic), an ethic of resource use, allocation, and protection, especially of the natural environment
    • Conservation organization typically an environmental organization
    • Conservationist, a person who advocates for conservation of animals, fungi, plants and their habitats
    • Conservation finance, the practice of raising and managing capital to support land, water, and resource conservation
    • Energy conservation, the reduction of energy consumption
    • Habitat conservation, a land management practice that seeks to conserve, protect and restore, habitat areas for wild animals, fungi and plants
    • Water conservation, reducing the use of water to protect the environment
    • Wetland conservation, protecting wetlands to conserve their ecological processes
    • Wildlife conservation, protecting endangered species and their habitat
    • Wildlife management, multidisciplinary practices, including conservation of species and their habitats
    • Conservation authority (Canada)
    • Marine conservation, the protection and preservation of ecosystems in oceans and seas
    • Soil conservation, management strategies for prevention of soil being eroded from the earth’s surface or becoming chemically altered
  • Conservation-restoration, art conservation, protecting works of art, preservation of cultural resources
    • Photograph conservation
    • Architectural conservation
  • Conservation laws, a set of laws in physics
    • Conservation of energy
  • Other meanings
    • Conserved sequence - "similar or identical sequences that may occur within nucleic acid sequences, protein sequences, protein structures or polymeric carbohydrates."
    • Conservation (psychology), learning development of logical thinking, according to Jean Piaget
    • Conserved name (Latin nomen conservandum), a scientific name with specific nomenclatural protection.

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Conservation Definition from Society & Culture Dictionaries & Glossaries
EPA Terms of Environment
Preserving and renewing, when possible, human and natural resources. The use, protection, and improvement of natural resources according to principles that will ensure their highest economic or social benefits.
Provided as a public service by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Environmental Engineering (English ver.)
The beneficial reduction of water use through voluntary or mandatory altering of water use practices, reduction of distribution losses, or installation and maintenance of low water user systems, fixtures, or devices.
Conservation Definition from Entertainment & Music Dictionaries & Glossaries
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