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English definition of “conservation”

conservation

noun [U]     /ˌkɒnsəˈveɪʃən/ ENVIRONMENT, SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
the process of using water , gas , electricity , etc. carefully in order not to waste it: The main objectives are the conservation of materials and energy in support of the sustainable development program . energy / water conservation
the protection of the environment : nature / environmental conservation It is now considered essential for any new fish-farming businesses to consult the relevant conservation agency .
(Definition of conservation noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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