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Meaning of “housekeeping” in the English Dictionary

"housekeeping" in British English

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housekeepingnoun [U]

uk   us   /ˈhaʊs.kiː.pɪŋˌmʌn.i/
  • housekeeping noun [U] (CLEANING)

the ​management of a ​home and the ​work that ​needs to be done in it, such as ​cleaning : She had a ​relaxedattitude to housekeeping. the ​department of a ​hotel that is ​responsible for ​cleaning guest's ​bedrooms: the Ritz-Carlton's ​head of housekeeping
(Definition of housekeeping from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"housekeeping" in American English

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housekeepingnoun [U]

 us   /ˈhɑʊsˌki·pɪŋ/
the ​activity of taking ​care of a ​house, esp. by ​cleaning it: She does some ​light housekeeping for us.
(Definition of housekeeping from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"housekeeping" in Business English

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housekeepingnoun [U]

uk   us   /ˈhaʊsˌkiːpɪŋ/
the ​work involved in looking after a ​house or a ​hotel, for ​example the cleaning: The ​owners were ​forced to ​handle the housekeeping, cooking, and ​day-to-dayoperations themselves.
WORKPLACE, IT jobs that are done ​regularly to ​keep a ​computer or ​officesystemworkingeffectively: Basic ​computer housekeeping ​tipsincludeinstructions on how to correctly ​shut down your ​machine.
money used for ​buyingfood and other things necessary for ​living in a ​house: a housekeeping ​allowance
(Definition of housekeeping from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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