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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]
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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.
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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.
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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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In a 1991 report on the environment, Konica states: "The stakes are too high for us to ignore conservation of resources, recycling of raw materials, maintaining the health of the ecosphere: These are issues that take their place along with quality, safety, and cost/performance in the design and manufacture of Konica products."
They argued that the conservation easement on state land was a poor expenditure of federal dollars, since "prevention of development and conservation of resources were the reasons the State bought the land in the first place."
Tayeb Abdulrahman Al Rais, Secretary-General of the AMAF, said: "The construction of the mosque is in line with the UAE leadership's vision towards the conservation of resources, environment protection and the adoption of green practices.

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