Semiconservative



[kuh n-sur-vuh-tiv] /kənˈsɜr və tɪv/
adjective
1.
disposed to preserve existing conditions, institutions, etc., or to restore traditional ones, and to limit change.
2.
cautiously moderate or purposefully low:
a conservative estimate.
3.
traditional in style or manner; avoiding novelty or showiness:
conservative suit.
4.
(often initial capital letter) of or relating to the Conservative party.
5.
(initial capital letter) of, relating to, or characteristic of Conservative Jews or Conservative Judaism.
6.
having the power or tendency to conserve or preserve.
7.
Mathematics. (of a vector or vector function) having curl equal to zero; irrotational; lamellar.
noun
8.
a person who is conservative in principles, actions, habits, etc.
9.
a supporter of conservative political policies.
10.
(initial capital letter) a member of a conservative political party, especially the Conservative party in Great Britain.
11.
a preservative.
conservative
/kənˈsɜːvətɪv/
adjective
1.
favouring the preservation of established customs, values, etc, and opposing innovation
2.
of, characteristic of, or relating to conservatism
3.
tending to be moderate or cautious: a conservative estimate
4.
conventional in style or type: a conservative suit
5.
(med) (of treatment) designed to alleviate symptoms Compare radical (sense 4)
6.
(physics) a field of force, system, etc, in which the work done moving a body from one point to another is independent of the path taken between them: electrostatic fields of force are conservative
noun
7.
a person who is reluctant to change or consider new ideas; conformist
8.
a supporter or advocate of conservatism
adjective, noun
9.
a less common word for preservative
Conservative
/kənˈsɜːvətɪv/
adjective (in Britain, Canada, and elsewhere)
1.
of, supporting, or relating to a Conservative Party
2.
of, relating to, or characterizing Conservative Judaism
noun
3.
a supporter or member of a Conservative Party

conservative con·ser·va·tive (kən-sûr’və-tĭv)
adj.
Of or relating to treatment by gradual, limited, or well-established procedures; not radical.
con·ser’va·tive·ly adv.

conservative definition

A descriptive term for persons, policies, and beliefs associated with conservatism.

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