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noun [uncountable] British English pronunciation: preservation /ˌprezə(r)ˈveɪʃ(ə)n/

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  1. 1
    the process of working to protect something valuable so that it is not damaged or destroyed
    preservation of:

    an organization devoted to the preservation of historic buildings

    Preservation of the environment is vital.

    1. a.
      [only before noun] involved in preservation

      a preservation society/group/project

      the Jersey Wildlife Preservation Trust

  2. 4
    the degree to which something has not been changed by the effects of time or weather
    state of preservation:

    The carvings are in a poor state of preservation.

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