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conservative

  

      adj  
1    favouring the preservation of established customs, values, etc., and opposing innovation  
2    of, characteristic of, or relating to conservatism  
3    tending to be moderate or cautious  
a conservative estimate     
4    conventional in style or type  
a conservative suit     
5      (Med)   (of treatment) designed to alleviate symptoms  
   Compare       radical       4  
6      (Physics)   (of a field of force, system, etc.) doing work by moving an object or particle but being independent of the path along which the object or particle is displaced  
electrostatic fields of force are conservative     
      n  
7    a person who is reluctant to change or consider new ideas; conformist  
8    a supporter or advocate of conservatism  
      adj  
      n  
9       a less common word for       preservative  
  conservatively      adv  
  conservativeness      n  


Conservative     (in Britain, Canada, and elsewhere)  
      adj  
1    of, supporting, or relating to a Conservative Party  
2    of, relating to, or characterizing Conservative Judaism  
      n  
3    a supporter or member of a Conservative Party  
Conservative Judaism  
      n   a movement reacting against the radicalism of Reform Judaism, rejecting extreme change and advocating moderate relaxations of traditional Jewish law, by an extension of the process by which its adherents claim traditional orthodox Judaism evolved  
   Compare       Orthodox Judaism       Reform Judaism  
Conservative Party  
      n  
1    (in Britain) the major right-wing party, which developed from the Tories in the 1830s. It advocates a mixed economy, and encourages property owning and free enterprise,   (In full)    Conservative and Unionist Party  
2       (in Canada) short for       Progressive Conservative Party  
3    (in other countries) any of various political parties generally opposing change  
Progressive Conservative  
      n   (in Canada) a member or supporter of the Progressive Conservative Party  
Progressive Conservative Party  
      n   (in Canada) a major political party with conservative policies  
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Collaborative Dictionary     English Definition
v.
to try to judge something without calculating
Sentence: I always try estimating how much I will spend before going shopping.
n.
Abbr of neo-Conservative

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