Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun preservation

4 senses of preservation

Sense 1
preservation, saving -- (the activity of protecting something from loss or danger)
       => protection -- (the activity of protecting someone or something; "the witnesses demanded police protection")

Sense 2
preservation -- (the condition of being (well or ill) preserved)
       => condition, status -- (a state at a particular time; "a condition (or state) of disrepair"; "the current status of the arms negotiations")

Sense 3
preservation -- (a process that saves organic substances from decay)
       => organic process, biological process -- (a process occurring in living organisms)

Sense 4
conservation, preservation -- (an occurrence of improvement by virtue of preventing loss or injury or other change)
       => improvement, betterment, advance -- (a change for the better; progress in development)

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