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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 con·ser·va·to·ry /kənˈsɝvəˌtori, ˌtɔr-/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Con·serv·a·to·ry a.  Having the quality of preserving from loss, decay, or injury.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Con·serv·a·to·ry, n.
 1. That which preserves from injury. [Obs.] “A conservatory of life.”
 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) 2.0

      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]