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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
 
 
  {Accumulation},  {Conservation},  {Correlation},  &  {Degradation 
  of  energy},  etc  (Physics)  See  under  {Accumulation}, 
  {Conservation},  {Correlation},  etc 
 
  Syn:  Force;  power;  potency;  vigor;  strength;  spirit; 
  efficiency;  resolution. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Conservation  \Con`ser*va"tion\,  n.  [L.  conservatio:  cf  F. 
  conservation.] 
  The  act  of  preserving,  guarding,  or  protecting;  the  keeping 
  (of  a  thing)  in  a  safe  or  entire  state;  preservation. 
 
  A  step  necessary  for  the  conservation  of  Protestantism. 
  --Hallam. 
 
  A  state  without  the  means  of  some  change  is  without  the 
  means  of  its  conservation.  --Burke. 
 
  {Conservation  of  areas}  (Astron.),  the  principle  that  the 
  radius  vector  drawn  from  a  planet  to  the  sun  sweeps  over 
  equal  areas  in  equal  times. 
 
  {Conservation  of  energy},  or  {Conservation  of  force}  (Mech.), 
  the  principle  that  the  total  energy  of  any  material  system 
  is  a  quantity  which  can  neither  be  increased  nor 
  diminished  by  any  action  between  the  parts  of  the  system, 
  though  it  may  be  transformed  into  any  of  the  forms  of 
  which  energy  is  susceptible.  --Clerk  Maxwell. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  conservation 
  n  1:  an  occurrence  of  improvement  by  virtue  of  preventing  loss  or 
  injury  or  other  change  [syn:  {preservation}] 
  2:  the  preservation  and  careful  management  of  the  environment 
  and  of  natural  resources  [syn:  {conservancy},  {conserving}] 
  3:  (physics)  the  maintenance  of  a  certain  quantities  unchanged 
  during  chemical  reactions  or  physical  transformations 
  [syn:  {conservation  law}] 




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