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CONSERVATION

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does conservation mean? 

CONSERVATION (noun)
  The noun CONSERVATION has 3 senses:

1. an occurrence of improvement by virtue of preventing loss or injury or other change
2. the preservation and careful management of the environment and of natural resources
3. (physics) the maintenance of a certain quantities unchanged during chemical reactions or physical transformations

  Familiarity information: CONSERVATION used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


CONSERVATION (noun)


Sense 1conservation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An occurrence of improvement by virtue of preventing loss or injury or other change

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural events

Synonyms:

conservation; preservation

Hypernyms ("conservation" is a kind of...):

advance; betterment; improvement (a change for the better; progress in development)


Sense 2conservation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The preservation and careful management of the environment and of natural resources

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Hypernyms ("conservation" is a kind of...):

preservation; saving (the activity of protecting something from loss or danger)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "conservation"):

conservancy (the official conservation of trees and soil and rivers etc.)

soil conservation (protection of soil against erosion or deterioration)

oil conservation (the conservation of petroleum resources)

water conservation (the conservation of water resources)


Sense 3conservation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(physics) the maintenance of a certain quantities unchanged during chemical reactions or physical transformations

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Hypernyms ("conservation" is a kind of...):

principle (a basic truth or law or assumption)

Domain category:

natural philosophy; physical science; physics (the science of matter and energy and their interactions)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "conservation"):

conservation of charge; conservation of electricity (the principle that the total electric charge of a system remains constant despite changes inside the system)

conservation of energy; first law of thermodynamics; law of conservation of energy (the fundamental principle of physics that the total energy of an isolated system is constant despite internal changes)

conservation of mass; conservation of matter; law of conservation of mass; law of conservation of matter (a fundamental principle of classical physics that matter cannot be created or destroyed in an isolated system)

conservation of momentum (the principle that the total linear momentum in a closed system is constant and is not affected by processes occurring inside the system)

conservation of parity; mirror symmetry; parity; space-reflection symmetry ((physics) parity is conserved in a universe in which the laws of physics are the same in a right-handed system of coordinates as in a left-handed system)


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