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con·ser·va·tion

(kon'ser-vā'shŭn),
1. Preservation from loss, injury, or decay.
2. In sensorimotor theory, the mental operation by which a person retains the idea of an object after its removal in time or space.
3. Presence of a gene in two different organisms.
4. The retention of structure with a variation in the environment, genetics, or other conditions.
[L. conservatio, a preserving, keeping]

conservation

(kon?ser-va'shon) [L. conservatio, keeping, preserving]
A cognitive principle, first described by Piaget, indicating that a certain quantity remains constant despite the transformation of shape. Children develop conservation ability for number, length, liquid amount, solid amount, space, weight, and volume.

breast conservation

Breast-conserving therapy.

conservation

the preservation, protection and management of an environment which takes into account recreational and aesthetic needs, in addition to preserving as much as possible of the natural fauna and flora and allowing for the harvesting of natural resources and agriculture. This necessitates the sensible planning of what is taken from the environment in terms of the yield of plants, animals and materials, whilst at the same time maintaining as much natural habitat as possible, and thus the largest possible GENE POOL.

con·ser·va·tion

(konsĕr-vāshŭn)
1. Preservation from loss, injury, or decay.
2. Retention of structure with a variation in environment or other conditions.
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9 million in Growing Greener Grants awarded for conservation district watershed specialist positions.
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When the company exhausts its mining privileges and leaves the creek, it will be required to put the conservation land in a trust and set up an annuity to pay for maintenance ``in perpetuity.
Those policies aim to balance harvesting with conservation by "sharing permanent increases in wood supplies between gaps in parks and protected areas.

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