Origin of maintenance
Examples from the Web for self-maintenance
To prepare the blind for self-maintenance, there should be an equally careful study of the ability of each child.
There are four millions of slaves in the Southern States, none of whom have any capacity for self-maintenance or self-control.
Before this they were doubtless the equals of any non-slaveholding tribe in self-maintenance.The Brothers' War|John Calvin Reed
The floods came, and this isolated left wing was cut off and left mainly to its own devices for self-maintenance.The History of the Confederate War, Its Causes and Its Conduct, Volume I (of 2)|George Cary Eggleston
They are in the nature of paid functionaries, exempted from all cares and anxiety of self-maintenance, either present or future.
British Dictionary definitions for self-maintenance
- 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
Word Origin and History for self-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.