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English definition of “conservation”

conservation

noun [U]     /ˌkɒnsəˈveɪʃən/
PROTECTION B2 the protection of nature: wildlife conservation conservation groupsEnvironmental issuesRubbish and wasteProtection and protectorsProtection and protectorsEnvironmental issues
NOT WASTE the careful use of energy, water, etc so that they are not wastedEnvironmental issuesRubbish and wasteProtection and protectors
(Definition of conservation noun from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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