[kuh n-sur-vuh-tiv] /kənˈsɜr və tɪv/
disposed to preserve existing conditions, institutions, etc., or to restore traditional ones, and to limit change.
cautiously moderate or purposefully low:
a conservative estimate.
traditional in style or manner; avoiding novelty or showiness:
(often initial capital letter) of or relating to the Conservative party.
(initial capital letter) of, relating to, or characteristic of Conservative Jews or Conservative Judaism.
having the power or tendency to conserve or preserve.
Mathematics. (of a vector or vector function) having curl equal to zero; irrotational; lamellar.
a person who is conservative in principles, actions, habits, etc.
a supporter of conservative political policies.
(initial capital letter) a member of a conservative political party, especially the Conservative party in Great Britain.
favouring the preservation of established customs, values, etc, and opposing innovation
of, characteristic of, or relating to conservatism
tending to be moderate or cautious: a conservative estimate
conventional in style or type: a conservative suit
(med) (of treatment) designed to alleviate symptoms Compare radical (sense 4)
(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
a person who is reluctant to change or consider new ideas; conformist
a supporter or advocate of conservatism
a less common word for preservative
adjective (in Britain, Canada, and elsewhere)
of, supporting, or relating to a Conservative Party
of, relating to, or characterizing Conservative Judaism
a supporter or member of a Conservative Party
conservative con·ser·va·tive (kən-sûr’və-tĭv)
Of or relating to treatment by gradual, limited, or well-established procedures; not radical.
A descriptive term for persons, policies, and beliefs associated with conservatism.
noun 1. replication.
[sem-ee-kris-tl-in, -ahyn, sem-ahy-] /ˌsɛm iˈkrɪs tl ɪn, -ˌaɪn, ˌsɛm aɪ-/ adjective 1. partly or imperfectly crystalline.
[sem-ee-sil-in-der, sem-ahy-] /ˌsɛm iˈsɪl ɪn dər, ˌsɛm aɪ-/ noun 1. half of a cylinder divided lengthwise.
adjective, adverb 1. twice daily.