What is preservation?

  • (noun): The activity of protecting something from loss or danger.
    Synonyms: saving
    See also — Additional definitions below

More definitions of "preservation":

  • (noun): An occurrence of improvement by virtue of preventing loss or injury or other change.
    Synonyms: conservation
  • (noun): A process that saves organic substances from decay.
  • (noun): The condition of being (well or ill) preserved.

Famous quotes containing the word preservation:

    Men are not therefore put to death, or punished for that their theft proceedeth from election; but because it was noxious and contrary to men’s preservation, and the punishment conducing to the preservation of the rest, inasmuch as to punish those that do voluntary hurt, and none else, frameth and maketh men’s wills such as men would have them.
    Thomas Hobbes (1579–1688)

    The reason why men enter into society, is the preservation of their property; and the end why they choose and authorize a legislative, is, that there may be laws made, and rules set, as guards and fences to the properties of all the members of the society: to limit the power, and moderate the dominion, of every part and member of the society.
    John Locke (1632–1704)

    The preservation of life seems to be rather a slogan than a genuine goal of the anti-abortion forces; what they want is control. Control over behavior: power over women. Women in the anti-choice movement want to share in male power over women, and do so by denying their own womanhood, their own rights and responsibilities.
    Ursula K. Le Guin (b. 1929)