• WordNet 3.6
    • n conservation the preservation and careful management of the environment and of natural resources
    • n conservation (physics) the maintenance of a certain quantities unchanged during chemical reactions or physical transformations
    • n conservation an occurrence of improvement by virtue of preventing loss or injury or other change
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Some farmers in Japan have learned to grow their watermelons into a square shape. They did this to conserve shelf space
    • Conservation (Physics) etc. Physics See under Accumulation Conservation Correlation, etc.
    • n 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.""A state without the means of some change is without the means of its conservation ."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Daylight savings time started during World War I, so Americans could use as much natural lighting as possible and conserve energy needed for war production. Despite the Uniform Time Act, which Congress passed in 1966 to standardize the time change, several states within the United States do not observe Daylight Saving Time. They are Arizona, Hawaii, parts of Indiana, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, and American Samoa.
    • n conservation The act of conserving,guarding, or keeping with care; preservation from loss, decay, injury, or violation; the keeping of a thing in a safe or entire state.
    • n conservation Persistence; perdurance; permanence.
    • n conservation In England, a court or board of commissioners having jurisdiction over a port (as London, Liverpool, etc.) or of a river (as the Thames, the Mersey, etc.), and charged with the regulation as well as the conservation of its navigation, fisheries, etc.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Conservation the act of conserving: the keeping entire
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  • Lynwood L. Giacomini
    Lynwood L. Giacomini
    “A conservative believes nothing should be done for the first time.”
  • Edmund Burke
    “A state without the means of some change is without the means of its conservation.”
  • Ambrose Bierce
    “Conservative. A statesman who is enamored of existing evils, as distinguished from a Liberal, who wishes to replace them with others.”
  • Thomas Carlyle
    “All great peoples are conservative.”
  • Frank Dane
    “A conservative is a fellow who thinks a rich man should have a square deal.”
  • Kin Hubbard
    “Some fellows get credit for being conservative when they are only stupid.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. conservatio,: cf. F. conservation,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. conservārecon, together, and servāre, to keep.


In literature:

But your ability to stand a long siege will depend on conserving your strength.
"The Tyranny of Weakness" by Charles Neville Buck
All were too conservative to suit him.
"History of the Negro Race in America from 1619 to 1880. Vol. 2 (of 2)" by George Washington Williams
The Conservation Division worked out and enforced methods of standardizing patterns in order to economize materials and labor.
"Woodrow Wilson and the World War" by Charles Seymour
On the war Spain is hopelessly divided: Conservative, against Conservative; Liberal, against Liberal.
"Face to Face with Kaiserism" by James W. Gerard
As a consequence the moderate Conservatives henceforth voted as one man.
"The Story of the Upper Canada Rebellion, Volume 1" by John Charles Dent
No reference to conservative men of the master class will be found in the speeches or writings of either one.
"The Journal of Negro History, Volume 6, 1921" by Various
Heredity I divided into conservative and progressive: adaptation into indirect (or potential) and direct (or actual).
"Evolution in Modern Thought" by Ernst Haeckel
She had never, even in her most religious days, been orthodox in her beliefs, nor conservative in her conduct.
"Mary Wollstonecraft" by Elizabeth Robins Pennell
The Germans, as a whole, furnished a conservative and thrifty agricultural element to the Middle West.
"The Frontier in American History" by Frederick Jackson Turner
Adopt informatory and conservative methods.
"Auction of To-day" by Milton C. Work
These, the true finger-posts of thought in a community, are apt in manufacturing cities to be conservative and timid, as trade is timid.
"Lippincott's Magazine, Volume 11, No. 26, May, 1873" by Various
But the temper of the nation as a whole remained religiously conservative.
"History of the English People" by John Richard Green
That is the wise way, the conservative way, the truly progressive way.
"Northern Nut Growers Association, Report of the Proceedings at the Third Annual Meeting" by Northern Nut Growers Association
That statesman had carried off with him the intellectual flower of the Conservatives.
"Studies in Contemporary Biography" by James Bryce, Viscount Bryce
"The Orpheus C. Kerr Papers. Series 3" by Robert H. Newell
The Conservative and Ultramontane press rang with the sins of the Jews.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 2" by Various
The Conservative party had thwarted Pompeius at every turn; he was deeply hurt, and in his most sensitive part, his vanity.
"Ancient Rome" by Mary Agnes Hamilton
The Germans were in a precarious situation and showed a disposition to conserve their forces.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume VII (of VIII)" by Various
The habit of always being adapted is at least as radical as it is conservative.
"The Will to Doubt" by Alfred H. Lloyd
A. H. Beckwith, in recognition of his important services to the Conservative cause.
"Norfolk Annals A Chronological Record of Remarkable Events in the Nineteeth Century, Vol. 1" by Charles Mackie

In poetry:

Said the Neo Conservative skeleton
Homeless off the street!
Said the Free Market skeleton
Use 'em up for meat
"Ballad Of The Skeletons" by Allen Ginsberg
Sharing His love who holds in His embrace
The lowliest of our race,
Sure the Divine economy must be
Conservative of thee!
"Within The Gate" by John Greenleaf Whittier
'Tis you dispense the favourite meat
To nature's filmy people;
Know what conserves they choose to eat,
And what liqueurs, to tipple.
"To the Virtuosi" by William Shenstone
The breath of those conserved in Israel,
Thy servants who fear Thee,
Shall hail Thee as mighty.
Thou art near to all that call upon Thee,
Righteousness and justice are the foundation of
Thy throne.
"For A New Year's Day" by Shlomo ibn Gabirol
But keep the tradition, conserve the forms, the observances, keep
the spot sore. Be great, carve deep your heel-marks.
The states of the next age will no doubt remember you, and edge
their love of freedom with contempt of luxury.
"Shine, Republic" by Robinson Jeffers
No winter birds or midges dot the snow.
I understand: the earth has long lain chill
And dead. For whom do I conserve
The breath within my chest? To whom did death
Return me? What's my mind
Connected to? And what's its final purpose?
"Never" by Afanasy Afanasevich Fet

In news:

The Kerry campaign railed against a Republican flyer targeting Christian conservative voters, which claims a Kerry White House would ban the bible and legalize gay marriage, John Roberts reports.
A government statement Monday announced establishment of the Big Bend Conservation Cooperative.
Fred Eshelman Donates Over $3M to Conservative Group.
Are three-parent embryos a conservative or liberal issue.
A new book series, Birds of Brazil, explores how the hobby of birdwatching can encourage conservation.
Mike Martin, a forestry consultant and trustee for the Nature Conservancy, and Monica Clutch, West Tennessee program director for The Nature Conservancy are canoeing more than 200 miles of the Hatchie River.
The New York State Conservative Party recently celebrated its 50th Anniversary at its annual Conservative Party Political Action Committee held in Albany, New York.
GOP congressional candidate Michael Grimm got the backing of the state Conservative Party today, even though his Democratic opponent – Staten Island Rep Michael McMahon – is supported by the SI Conservative Party 's executive committee.
Before moving to Ohio, Knutas worked in New York as a paintings conservation intern at the Solomon R Guggenheim Museum and as a conservation fellow at the Museum of Modern Art.
Hubert von Sonnenburg, one of the world's leading painting conservators and chairman of paintings conservation at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, died on July 16.
Do conservatives really think that two of history's most radical documents – the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution – were conservative.
The Nature Conservancy of Oklahoma and the Oklahoma Association of Conservation Districts announce their partnership to again recognize the Outstanding Conservation Landowner/ Cooperator in Oklahoma.
The irony, as you pointed out, is that I spend a lot of time in my car running around doing conservation projects and raising money for conservation and doing publicity for the book.
That leaves us with a bit of a conundrum, since there are so few conservative , pro-conservation candidates to vote for.
As in a conservative federal judge, appointed by Reagan, who recently called the conservative GOP "goofy" and a "crowd of lunatics.".

In science:

KK number is conserved in any process, which can break down to the conservation of KK-parity, defined as (−1)n due to the orbifold corrections.
Rare decays of $\Lambda_b \to \Lambda \gamma$ and $\Lambda_b \to \Lambda l^{+} l^{-}$ in universal extra dimension model
On account of Noether’s theorem which associates a conserved dynamical quantity to each generator of a symmetry of a dynamics, relativistic fields evolving within a Minkowski spacetime with its invariance properties under spacetime translations and rotations also possess conserved energy, momentum and angular-momentum.
A Pedestrian Introduction to the Mathematical Concepts of Quantum Physics
In the same manner as for the energy, we shall understand later on how conservation of momentum is related to invariance of the system under constant translations in space, and conservation of angular-momentum to invariance under constant rotations in space.
A Pedestrian Introduction to the Mathematical Concepts of Quantum Physics
Consequently, the linear momentum is conserved only if the particle is free, ~F = ~0, while the angularmomentum may be conserved even in the presence of a nonvanishing force provided only it is radial, namely always colinear with the position vector ~r .
A Pedestrian Introduction to the Mathematical Concepts of Quantum Physics
However, when the time evolution parameter coincides with the physical time, the above conservation law shows that in direct correspondence with the invariance of a dynamics under arbitrary time translations its total energy is a conserved quantity, namely the Noether charge generating that symmetry.
A Pedestrian Introduction to the Mathematical Concepts of Quantum Physics
These conserved quantities are also the generators of these symmetries on phase space through the Poisson brackets of these conserved quantities with any phase space observable, beginning with the phase space coordinates.
A Pedestrian Introduction to the Mathematical Concepts of Quantum Physics
Then, in general, the orbit of the classical motion samples completely the hypersurface of the phase space that corresponds to all configurations which respect the conservation of certain extensive conserved quantities; then the system is called ergodic 1 and thermalization is expected.
Real-time evolution for weak interaction quenches in quantum systems
For nonlinear constraints and conserved currents, however, I am at present unable to offer a well-formulated conjecture relating constraints and conserved currents to detailed properties of f 7→ f ג .
Lie random fields
Strong control, conservative point estimation and simultaneous conservative consistency of false discovery rates: A unified approach. J.
On a generalized false discovery rate
Contrary to the Luttinger-type models which have a globally conserved U (1) charge and a locally conserved (dimension one) charge current, in the case of the quantum Ising model the only global conservation law is the energy-momentum and its locally conserved (dimension two) energy-momentum current.
Quantum noise and entanglement generated by a local quantum quench
First, it requires the presence of a conserved current with dimension 1 (essential for a logarithmic behavior of the correlation function), and of an associated and strictly conserved global charge.
Quantum noise and entanglement generated by a local quantum quench
This is in a conservative convention meaning that the system involves two complex conserved supercharges.
Witten index in supersymmetric 3d theories revisited
As we do not know what scheme to use, we have decided to be conservative, and to unitarise the two-pomeron model using the simplest and most conservative approach.
The Total Cross Section at the LHC: Models and Experimental Consequences
Then, postulating electric charge conservation, the form of the Lorentz force density, and magnetic flux conservation, we arrive at what we think is the genuine coordinate-free representation of Maxwell’s equations in a 4-dimensional (4d) version, see (15).
An electric charge has no screw sense--a comment on the twistfree formulation of electrodynamics by da Rocha & Rodrigues
Optical frequency combs generated via four-wave mixing obey momentum and energy conservation as well as photon number conservation.
Octave Spanning Frequency Comb on a Chip