preservation /ˌprɛzɚˈveɪʃən/ noun
Learner's definition of PRESERVATION
: the act of preserving something: such as
: the act of keeping something in its original state or in good condition often + of
: the act of keeping something safe from harm or loss often + of
: the act of using a particular treatment on a food so that it can be eaten in the future
: the degree to which something is kept safe from harm or ruin
see also self-preservation
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