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"keeping" in British English

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keepingnoun

uk   /ˈkiː.pɪŋ/  us   /ˈkiː.pɪŋ/
in your keeping
If something is in ​your keeping, you are taking ​care of it: I ​left my ​car in her keeping when I went ​abroad.
in safe keeping
being ​carefully taken ​care of: I ​left my ​son in ​safe keeping with my ​mother.
(Definition of keeping from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"keeping" in American English

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keepingnoun

 us   /ˈki·pɪŋ/
doing something you ​promised or had ​scheduled: We all get together for ​dinneronce a ​month, in keeping with (= ​following)familytradition.
(Definition of keeping from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"keeping" in Business English

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keepingnoun [U]

uk   us   /ˈkiːpɪŋ/
the ​act of keeping or ​protecting something: The keeping of ​accuraterecordsrelating to ​staffabsence is absolutely ​essential.
(Definition of keeping from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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