Origin of maintenance
Examples from the Web for self-maintenance
Historical Examples of self-maintenance
Bad is that which hinders our self-maintenance and active powers.
Before this they were doubtless the equals of any non-slaveholding tribe in self-maintenance.
The colored race in the south must be educated by the struggle for existence into self-maintenance.
But it is just as true of the species as of the individual that it lives for itself, and looks above all to self-maintenance.The Wonders of Life
So steady was the progress towards the freedom and self-maintenance of the individual and his family.
- 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.