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preserve

(prĭ-zûrv′)
v. pre·served, pre·serving, pre·serves
v.tr.
1. To keep from injury, peril, or harm; protect.
2. To keep or maintain intact: tried to preserve family harmony.
3. To prepare (food) for storage or future use, as by canning or salting.
4. To prevent (organic bodies) from decaying or spoiling: preserved the specimen in a chemical solution.

pre·serv′a·bil′i·ty n.
pre·serv′a·ble adj.
pres′er·va′tion (prĕz′ər-vā′shən) n.
pre·serv′er n.
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Whenever a reconfigurability check fails, there is no need to check the preservability or modificability properties, since being reconfigurable is a precondition for being preservative or modificative.
And it is interesting to investigate the preservability of bifurcation under the numerical discretization.
Every assault on the credibility of the press is an assault on the preservability of the freedom of the press.