the act of maintaining:
the maintenance of proper oral hygiene.
the state of being maintained:
the maintenance of friendly relations with England.
care or upkeep, as of machinery or property:
With proper maintenance the car will last for many years.
means of upkeep, support, or subsistence; livelihood:
to provide a comfortable maintenance.
alimony or child support.
Law. an officious meddling in a suit in which the meddler has no interest, by assisting either party with means to prosecute or defend it.
Pharmacology, Psychiatry. administered to sustain a desired physiological or mental condition:
the act of maintaining or the state of being maintained
a means of support; livelihood
(modifier) of or relating to the maintaining of buildings, machinery, etc: maintenance man
(law) (formerly unlawful) the interference in a legal action by a person having no interest in it, as by providing funds to continue the action See also champerty
(law) a provision ordered to be made by way of periodical payments or a lump sum, as after a divorce for a spouse
the correction or prevention of faults in hardware by a programme of inspection and the replacement of parts
the removal of existing faults and the modification of software in response to changes in specification or environment
maintenance main·te·nance (mān’tə-nəns)
The extent to which a patient continues good health practices without professional supervision, as distinguished from adherence or compliance.
noun 1. the act of a person or thing that makes: The making of a violin requires great skill. 2. structure; constitution; makeup. 3. the means or cause of success or advancement: to be the making of someone. 4. Usually, makings. capacity or potential: He has the makings of a first-rate officer. 5. makings. material […]
noun 1. the act or manner of managing; handling, direction, or control. 2. skill in managing; executive ability: great management and tact. 3. the person or persons controlling and directing the affairs of a business, institution, etc.: The store is under new management. 4. executives collectively, considered as a class (distinguished from labor). noun 1. […]
[glawr-uh-fi-key-shuh n, glohr-] /ˌglɔr ə fɪˈkeɪ ʃən, ˌgloʊr-/ noun 1. a glorified or more splendid form of something. 2. the act of glorifying. 3. the state of being glorified. 4. exaltation to the glory of heaven. glorification /ˌɡlɔːrɪfɪˈkeɪʃən/ noun 1. the act of glorifying or state of being glorified 2. (informal) an enhanced or favourably […]
[man-uh-fuh-stey-shuh n, -fe-] /ˌmæn ə fəˈsteɪ ʃən, -fɛ-/ noun 1. an act of manifesting. 2. the state of being manifested. 3. outward or perceptible indication; materialization: At first there was no manifestation of the disease. 4. a public demonstration, as for political effect. 5. Spiritualism. a materialization. manifestation /ˌmænɪfɛˈsteɪʃən/ noun 1. the act of demonstrating; […]