Conservation vs Conservator - What's the difference?

conservation | conservator |

As nouns the difference between conservation and conservator

is that conservation is the act of preserving, guarding, or protecting; the keeping (of a thing) in a safe or entire state; preservation while conservator is one who conserves, preserves or protects something.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?



  • The act of preserving, guarding, or protecting; the keeping (of a thing) in a safe or entire state; preservation.
  • Wise use of natural resources.
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  • (biology) The discipline concerned with protection of biodiversity, the environment, and natural resources
  • (biology) Genes and associated characteristics of biological organisms that are unchanged by evolution, for example similar or identical nucleic acid sequences or proteins in different species descended from a common ancestor
  • (culture) The protection and care of cultural heritage, including artwork and architecture, as well as historical and archaeological artifacts
  • (physics) lack of change in a measurable property of an isolated physical system (conservation of energy, mass, momentum, electric charge, subatomic particles, and fundamental symmetries)
  • Derived terms

    * anticonservation * anticonservationist * conservational


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    Alternative forms

    * conservatour (obsolete)


    (en noun)
  • One who conserves, preserves or protects something.
  • * 2014, (Paul Salopek), Blessed. Cursed. Claimed. , National Geographic (December 2014)[]
  • Chlouveraki, a tenacious archaeological conservator , has salvaged antiquities all over the Middle East.
  • * Derham
  • the great Creator and Conservator of the world
  • (legal) A person appointed by a court to manage the affairs of another; similar to a guardian but with some powers of a trustee.
  • * Clarendon
  • The lords of the secret council were likewise made conservators of the peace of the two kingdoms.
  • * Bouvier
  • the conservator of the estate of an idiot
  • An officer in charge of preserving the public peace, such as a justice or sheriff.
  • (Roman Catholicism) A judge delegated by the pope to defend certain privileged classes of persons from manifest or notorious injury or violence, without recourse to a judicial process.
  • A professional who works on the conservation and restoration of objects, particularly artistic objects.
  • Derived terms

    * conservatorial * conservatorship