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


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Pres·er·va·tion n.  The act or process of preserving, or keeping safe; the state of being preserved, or kept from injury, destruction, or decay; security; safety; as, preservation of life, fruit, game, etc.; a picture in good preservation.
    Give us particulars of thy preservation.   --Shak.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: the activity of protecting something from loss or danger
           [syn: saving]
      2: the condition of being (well or ill) preserved
      3: a process that saves organic substances from decay
      4: an occurrence of improvement by virtue of preventing loss or
         injury or other change [syn: conservation]