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Meaning of preservation by Wiktionary Dictionary

preservation


    Pronunciation

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

    Noun

    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

preservation


    Noun
    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

    preservation


    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.