- the act or an instance of conserving or keeping from change, loss, injury, etc
- protection, preservation, and careful management of natural resources and of the environment
- (as modifier): a conservation area
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WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2016
con•ser•va•tion /ˌkɑnsɚˈveɪʃən/USA pronunciation n. [uncountable]WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2016
con•ser•va•tion (kon′sər vā′shən),
1 . care, husbandry, protection.
Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
conservation /ˌkɒnsəˈveɪʃən/ n
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