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English definition of “maintenance”

maintenance

noun [U] (WORK)    /ˈmeɪn.tɪ.nəns/
B2 the work needed to keep a road, building, machine, etc. in good condition: Old houses need a lot of maintenance. There are thorough maintenance checks on each plane before take-off. The magazine offers tips on cutting your house maintenance costs.Costs and expenses
(Definition of maintenance noun (WORK) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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