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"conservatism" in British English

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conservatismnoun [U]

uk   /kənˈsɜː.və.tɪ.zəm/  us   /-ˈsɝː-/
the ​quality of not usually ​liking or ​trustingchange, ​especiallysuddenchange
(Definition of conservatism from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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conservatismnoun [U]

 us   /kənˈsɜr·vəˌtɪz·əm/
a ​tendency to ​preservetraditionalvalues and ​opposechange, esp. in ​politics
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conservatismnoun [U]

uk   us   /kənˈsɜːvətɪzəm/
the fact of ​avoidingrisks that are unnecessary: Banks are no ​longerthought of as paragons of ​financial conservatism. Republicancandidates have ​tried to ​highlight their fiscal conservatism.
ACCOUNTING a ​principle of ​accounting in which ​assets or ​profits are not shown in ​accounts as greater than they may actually be, and ​financiallosses are not made to seem ​smaller than they are: If a ​situation arises in which there are two acceptable alternatives for ​reporting an ​item, conservatism ​directs the ​accountant to choose the alternative that will ​result in less ​netincome.
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(Definition of conservatism from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “conservatism”
in Arabic مُحافَظة, تَقليدِيّة…
in Korean 보수주의…
in Portuguese conservadorismo…
in Catalan conservadorisme…
in Japanese 保守主義…
in Chinese (Simplified) 保守主义,守旧性…
in Turkish tutuculuk, muhafazakârlık…
in Russian консерватизм…
in Chinese (Traditional) 保守主義,守舊性…
in Italian conservatorismo…
in Polish konserwatyzm…
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