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keeping

[ kee-ping ]
/ ˈki pɪŋ /
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noun

agreement or conformity in things or elements associated together: His actions are not in keeping with his words.
the act of a person or thing that keeps; observance, custody, or care.
maintenance or keep.
holding, reserving, or retaining.

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Origin of keeping

First recorded in 1250–1300, keeping is from the Middle English word keping.See keep, -ing1

synonym study for keeping

2. See custody.
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British Dictionary definitions for keeping

keeping
/ (ˈkiːpɪŋ) /

noun

conformity or harmony (esp in the phrases in or out of keeping)
charge or carevaluables in the keeping of a bank
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