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Definition of Maintenance


  1. The act of maintaining; sustenance; support; defense; vindication.
  2. That which maintains or supports; means of sustenance; supply of necessaries and conveniences.
  3. An officious or unlawful intermeddling in a cause depending between others, by assisting either party with money or means to carry it on. See Champerty.

Maintenance Quotations

We need 4 hugs a day for survival. We need 8 hugs a day for maintenance. We need 12 hugs a day for growth.
Virginia Satir

If you don't understand how to run an efficient operation, new machinery will just give you new problems of operation and maintenance. The sure way to increase productivity is to better administrate man and machine.
W. Edwards Deming

At this level, the individual perceives the maintenance of the expectations of his family, group, or nation as valuable in its own right, regardless of immediate and obvious consequences.
Lawrence Kohlberg

The strongest and most effective force in guaranteeing the long-term maintenance of power is not violence in all the forms deployed by the dominant to control the dominated, but consent in all the forms in which the dominated acquiesce in their own domination.
Robert Frost

There is no such thing as low maintenance or high maintenance, just a bunch of women hoping for a capable mechanic.
Liz Vassey
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Maintenance Translations

maintenance in French is maintien
maintenance in German is Verwaltung, Wartung, Pflege, Instandhaltung
maintenance in Italian is economato, manutenzione
maintenance in Spanish is vigilancia
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