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1 the act or activity of keeping something in an existing and usually satisfactory condition
  • each curator is responsible for the preservation of the works of art within his or her department

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2 the careful maintaining and protection of something valuable especially in its natural or original state
  • the preservation of the tropical rainforests is a global responsibility

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The first known use of preservation was in the 15th century

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“Preservation.” The Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 12 December 2019.

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