- Preservation from loss, injury, or decay.
- In sensorimotor theory, the mental operation by which a person retains the idea of an object after its removal in time or space.
- Presence of a gene in two different organisms.
- The retention of structure with a variation in the environment, genetics, or other conditions.
[L. conservatio, a preserving, keeping]
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