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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 dinner once a month, in keeping with (= following) family tradition.
(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 accurate records relating to staff absence is absolutely essential.
(Definition of keeping from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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