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preservation

noun [U]  us   /ˌprez·ərˈveɪ·ʃən/
the act of keeping something as it is, esp. in order to prevent it from decaying or to protect it from being damaged or destroyed: Janet is very interested in historic preservation (= protecting places of historic importance).
preservationist
noun [C]  us   /ˌprez·ərˈveɪ·ʃə·nɪst/
Preservationists were outraged at the proposal to tear down a historic theater.
Translations of “preservation”
in Korean 보존…
in Arabic حِفْظ…
in Portuguese preservação…
in Catalan conservació, preservació…
in Japanese 保存, 維持…
in Italian preservazione, conservazione…
in Chinese (Traditional) 保護,維護, 保藏,保養…
in Russian сохранение…
in Turkish koruma, muhafaza…
in Chinese (Simplified) 保护,维护, 保藏,保养…
in Polish ochrona, zachowanie…
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