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English-Russian aviation meteorology dictionary. 2013.

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  • conservative estimate — index understatement Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • conservative estimate — moderate approximation, cautious guess …   English contemporary dictionary

  • conservative — con‧ser‧va‧tive [kənˈsɜːvətɪv ǁ ɜːr ] adjective 1. careful to avoid taking risks: • He would be better taking a conservative approach to his new mortgage and opting for a fixed rate. 2. careful not to state a value or amount to be bigger or… …   Financial and business terms

  • conservative — [kən sʉr′və tiv] adj. [OFr conservatif < LL conservativus] 1. conserving or tending to conserve; preservative 2. tending to preserve established traditions or institutions and to resist or oppose any changes in these [conservative politics,… …   English World dictionary

  • conservative — late 14c., conservatyf, from M.Fr. conservatif, from L.L. conservativus, from L. conservatus, pp. of conservare (see CONSERVE (Cf. conserve)). As a modern political tradition, conservatism traces to Edmund Burke s opposition to the French… …   Etymology dictionary

  • conservative — in the meaning ‘moderate, cautious, low’, as in a conservative estimate, is one of Fowler s lost causes. He regarded it as a ridiculous ‘slipshod extension’ and rejected it outright. But it is now well established in the language and is… …   Modern English usage

  • conservative — [[t]kənsɜ͟ː(r)vətɪv[/t]] ♦♦ conservatives (The spelling Conservative is also used for meaning 1.) 1) ADJ A Conservative politician or voter is a member of or votes for the Conservative Party in Britain. Most Conservative MPs appear happy with the …   English dictionary

  • estimate — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun ADJECTIVE ▪ official, unofficial ▪ current, recent ▪ Current estimates suggest that supplies will run out within six months. ▪ early …   Collocations dictionary

  • estimate — noun / estɪmət/ 1. a calculation of the probable cost, size or time of something ● Can you give me an estimate of how much time was spent on the job? ♦ at a conservative estimate probably underestimating the final figure ● Their turnover has… …   Dictionary of banking and finance

  • conservative — con|ser|va|tive1 [kənˈsə:vətıv US ə:r ] adj 1.) not liking changes or new ideas ▪ a very conservative attitude to education ▪ conservative views 2.) Conservative belonging to or concerned with the Conservative Party in Britain ▪ Conservative… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • conservative — 1 adjective 1 Conservative belonging to or concerned with the Conservative Party in Britain: Conservative policies | a Conservative MP 2 not liking changes or new ideas: a very conservative attitude to education 3 not very modern in style, taste… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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