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preservationnoun [U]

uk   /ˌprez.əˈveɪ.ʃən/  us   /-ɚ-/
C1 the ​act of ​keeping something the same or of ​preventing it from being ​damaged: building preservation wood preservation There is ​greatpublicconcern about some of the ​chemicals used in ​food preservation. The ​church is in a ​poorstate of preservation (= has not been ​kept in good ​condition). The ​president has said that the ​government is ​committed to the preservation (= ​protection) of the country's ​nationalinterests. She ​belongs to the Association for the Preservation of Civil War Sites
(Definition of preservation from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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preservationnoun [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 (= ​protectingplaces of ​historicimportance).
preservationist
noun [C]  us   /ˌprez·ərˈveɪ·ʃə·nɪst/
Preservationists were ​outraged at the ​proposal to ​tear down a ​historictheater.
(Definition of preservation from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “preservation”
in Arabic حِفْظ…
in Korean 보존…
in Portuguese preservação…
in Catalan conservació, preservació…
in Japanese 保存, 維持…
in Chinese (Simplified) 保护,维护, 保藏,保养…
in Turkish koruma, muhafaza…
in Russian сохранение…
in Chinese (Traditional) 保護,維護, 保藏,保養…
in Italian preservazione, conservazione…
in Polish ochrona, zachowanie…
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