Origin of maintenance
Related Words for maintenancessupply, conservation, upkeep, preservation, care, aliment, continuation, bacon, livelihood, alimony, living, alimentation, resources, food, subsistence, provision, bread, continuance, wherewithal, keeping
- 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.