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English definition of “preservation”

preservation

noun [U]    /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).
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