[kon-ser-vey-shuh n] /ˌkɒn sərˈveɪ ʃən/
the act of ; prevention of injury, decay, waste, or loss; preservation:
conservation of wildlife; conservation of human rights.
official supervision of rivers, forests, and other natural resources in order to preserve and protect them through prudent management.
a district, river, forest, etc., under such supervision.
the careful utilization of a natural resource in order to prevent depletion.
the restoration and preservation of works of art.
the act or an instance of conserving or keeping from change, loss, injury, etc
late 14c., conservacioun, “preservation of one’s health and soundness,” from Latin conservationem (nominative conservatio) “a keeping, preserving, conserving,” noun of action from past participle stem of conservare (see conserve). Meaning “preservation of existing conditions” in any sense is from mid-15c. Since late 15c., in reference to English municipal authorities who had charge of rivers, sewers, forests, fisheries, etc. Specifically of the environment from 1922.
The protection, preservation, management, or restoration of natural environments and the ecological communities that inhabit them. Conservation is generally held to include the management of human use of natural resources for current public benefit and sustainable social and economic utilization.
- Conservation biology
noun the branch of biology that deals with threats to biodiversity and with preserving the biologic and genetic diversity of animals and plants Examples Conservation biology was created to deal with the crisis of maintaining the genes, species, communities, and ecosystems that make up earth’s biological diversity. Usage Note science; conservation biologist n conservation biology […]
- Conservation grade
adjective 1. relating to food produced using traditional methods where possible, and following strict specifications regarding animal feeds and welfare, the use of chemical fertilizers, wildlife conservation, and land management
noun, Physics, Chemistry. 1. any law stating that some quantity or property remains constant during and after an interaction or process, as conservation of charge or conservation of linear momentum. conservation law Any of various principles, such as the conservation of charge and the conservation of energy, that require some measurable property of a closed […]
noun, Physics. 1. the principle that the total angular momentum of a system has constant magnitude and direction if the system is subjected to no external force.