/kənˈsɚvəˌtori, Brit kənˈsəːvətri/ noun, pl -ries [count]
1 US : a school in which students are taught music, theater, or dance

a theater conservatory

the Peabody Conservatory of Music

2 : a room or building with glass walls and a glass roof that is used for growing plants

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • con|ser|va|tion — «KON suhr VAY shuhn», noun. 1. the action of conserving; preservation; protecting from loss or from being used up; avoidance of waste: »the laws of conservation in physics. The conservation of our mineral resources is important because they can… …   Useful english dictionary

  • con|ser|va|toire — «kuhn SUR vuh TWAHR», noun. a school for instruction in music; conservatory. ╂[< French conservatoire] …   Useful english dictionary

  • con|ser|va|tor|ship — «KON suhr VAY tuhr shihp, kuhn SUR vuh », noun. 1. Law. a) the position of a conservator in charge of the business or property of others. b) the condition of being under the charge of a conservator: »Government Savings & Loan Association is the… …   Useful english dictionary

  • con|ser|va|tor — «KON suhr VAY tuhr, kuhn SUR vuh », noun. 1. a preserver; guardian: »A conservator, call me, if you please, not a creator or destroyer (Robert Browning). 2. a) a legally appointed guardian. b) a person or institution appointed by law to take… …   Useful english dictionary

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  • con·ser·va·tion — /ˌkɑːnsɚˈveıʃən/ noun [noncount] 1 : the protection of animals, plants, and natural resources wildlife conservation They are trying to raise money for conservation. the …   Useful english dictionary

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