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English definition of “maintenance”


noun [U]  /ˈmeɪn·tən·əns/ us  

maintenance noun [U] (CONTINUING TO HAVE)

the process of keeping or continuing something: The office is charged with the maintenance of customary practices and ceremonies.

maintenance noun [U] (PRESERVING)

the work needed to keep something in good condition: Bridges require a lot of maintenance.
(Definition of maintenance from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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