WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2015
con•ser•va•tion /ˌkɑnsɚˈveɪʃən/USA pronunciation n. [uncountable]
  1. the controlled use of natural resources to preserve or protect them or to prevent waste:fought for the conservation of our natural resources.
  2. the protection, restoration, and preservation of works of art.
con•ser•va•tion•al,adj. See -serv-2.

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

conservation /ˌkɒnsəˈveɪʃən/ n
  1. the act or an instance of conserving or keeping from change, loss, injury, etc
  2. protection, preservation, and careful management of natural resources and of the environment
  3. (as modifier): a conservation area

ˌconserˈvational adj

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