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Noun: preservation  ,pre-zu(r)'vey-shun
  1. The activity of protecting something from loss or danger
    - saving
  2. The condition of being (well or ill) preserved
  3. A process that saves organic substances from decay
  4. An occurrence of improvement by virtue of preventing loss, injury or other change
    - conservation

Derived forms: preservations

Type of: advance, betterment, biological process, condition, improvement, organic process, protection, status

Encyclopedia: Preservation