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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Conservatory  \Con*serv"a*to*ry\,  a.  [Cf.  F.  conservatoire,  LL 
  conservatorius.] 
  Having  the  quality  of  preserving  from  loss  decay,  or  injury. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Conservatory  \Con*serv"a*to*ry\,  n.  [Cf.  F.  conservatoire,  LL 
  conservatorium.] 
  1.  That  which  preserves  from  injury.  [Obs.]  ``A  conservatory 
  of  life.''  --Jer.  Taylor. 
 
  2.  A  place  for  preserving  anything  from  loss  decay,  waste, 
  or  injury;  particulary,  a  greenhouse  for  preserving  exotic 
  or  tender  plants. 
 
  3.  A  public  place  of  instruction,  designed  to  preserve  and 
  perfect  the  knowledge  of  some  branch  of  science  or  art, 
  esp.  music. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  conservatory 
  n  1:  the  faculty  and  students  of  a  school  specializing  in  one  of 
  the  fine  arts 
  2:  a  schoolhouse  with  special  facilities  for  fine  arts  [syn:  {conservatoire}] 
  3:  a  greenhouse  in  which  plants  are  arranged  in  a  pleasing 
  manner  [syn:  {hothouse},  {indoor  garden}] 




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