Definitions for "Conserved sequence"
A nucleotide or protein sequence which is shared between different regions or organisms, typically because the sequence fulfills an important function (e.g. a DNA-binding site or protein motif) and thus is retained during evolution.
A DNA sequence or an amino acid sequence that has remained essentially unchanged during evolution. The degree of conservation is often vaguely described by phrases like "highly conserved" or "partially conserved".
A DNA sequence that has remained virtually unchanged throughout evolution. This is usually taken to imply that the sequence has an important function.