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Preservation meaning

preservation - 2 dictionary results

  1. 1. a process that saves organic substances from decay
  2. 2. 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.

preservation - examples of usage

  1. But the ultimate aim may be traced to the same base motive- the preservation of that enormous property. - "Hodge and His Masters", Richard Jefferies.
  2. I do not doubt that the North, on the surface of its will, sincerely desired to keep this compact; but the South, with an instinct which was really that of self- preservation, looked, as I am trying to look, beneath the conscious surface to the unconscious sweep of current. - "America To-day, Observations and Reflections", William Archer.
  3. It should be remembered that the full title of the " Origin of Species" is, " On the origin of species by means of natural selection, or the preservation of favoured races in the struggle for life." - "Luck or Cunning?", Samuel Butler.
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