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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.