- maintained school,
- maintenance and cure,
- maintenance drug therapy,
- maintenance of membership,
Origin of maintenance
Examples from the Web for maintenance
If anything the work the two cops and the maintenance guy were doing deserves more respect and probably helped a lot more people.
Further, there are maintenance crews who have to fix those drones.Exclusive: U.S. Drone Fleet at ‘Breaking Point,’ Air Force Says|Dave Majumdar|January 5, 2015|DAILY BEAST
But they have high fixed costs—overhead, maintenance, staff, and power.
After construction, the pipeline would employ about 50 people, primarily for maintenance.
Pulling engineers from the Super Hornet program then led to a maintenance backlog on that program too, sources said.
This increase was excessive and altogether unnecessary to the maintenance of thorough and progressive government.
The maintenance of the laws was, as in other Grecian cities, committed to the nomophylaces.A Manual of Ancient History|A. H. L. (Arnold Hermann Ludwig) Heeren
For fortune it is, as well as ability, which go to the making of the man and the maintenance of his power.Machiavelli, Volume I|Niccol Machiavelli
The ingredients are mingled with a nice discrimination between the rights of the palate and the maintenance of health.The Closet of Sir Kenelm Digby Knight Opened|Kenelm Digby
Everything they eat and drink seems devoted to the maintenance of their sexual nature.What a Young Husband Ought to Know|Sylvanus Stall
- 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
Word Origin for maintenance
mid-14c., "bearing, deportment," from Old French maintenance "upkeep; shelter, protection,: from maintenir (see maintain). Meaning "action of upholding or keeping in being" is from early 15c. "Action of providing a person with the necessities of life" is from late 14c.