non·​con·​ser·​va·​tion ˌnän-ˌkän(t)-sər-ˈvā-shən How to pronounce nonconservation (audio)
: lack or absence of conservation
parity nonconservation in atoms
lands converted to nonconservation purposes

Examples of nonconservation in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Among her many accomplishments, Wu’s careful experimental work discovered what’s called parity nonconservation – that is, that a physical process and its mirror reflection are not necessarily identical. Maggie Villiger, The Conversation, 4 Mar. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1885, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of nonconservation was in 1885

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“Nonconservation.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Jul. 2024.

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