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Meaning of preservation by Wiktionary Dictionary



    • ( US ) IPA: /prɛˈzɜɹ.veɪ.ʃən/
    • Rhymes: -eɪʃən


    preservation ( plural: preservations )

    1. The act of preserving; care to preserve; act of keeping from destruction, decay or any ill.

Explanation of preservation by Wordnet Dictionary


    1. the activity of protecting something from loss or danger

    2. an occurrence of improvement by virtue of preventing loss or injury or other change

    3. a process that saves organic substances from decay

    4. the condition of being ( well or ill ) preserved

    Definition of preservation by GCIDE Dictionary


    1. Preservation n. [Cf. F. préservation.] The act or process of preserving, or keeping safe; the state of being preserved, or kept from injury, destruction, or decay; security; safety; as, “preservation of life, fruit, game, etc.”; a picture in good preservation.

      Give us particulars of thy preservation. Shak.