conservation

[ kon-ser-vey-shuhn ]SEE DEFINITION OF conservation
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR CONSERVATION

The principle involved in this effort is that of conservation.

Conservation must, therefore, be the rule, and desinence the impossible exception.

I see the same law working in nature for conservation and growth.

He then appealed to the people to intensify their conservation of wheat.

In its public aspect we have labeled the problem, conservation.

It is not easy to influence a majority of men in the interests of conservation.

It is to answer this need that Fairbanks' Conservation Reader has been prepared.

The doctrine of the conservation of energy was established about this same time.

This means a saving of money to the user, as well as a conservation of resources.

What Roosevelt did in the conservation movement was typical of the statesman's work.

WORD ORIGIN

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.

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