housekeeping

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noun house·keep·ing \ˈhau̇s-ˌkē-piŋ\

Definition of housekeeping

  1. 1 :  the management of a house and home affairs

  2. 2 :  the care and management of property and the provision of equipment and services (as for an industrial organization)

  3. 3 :  the routine tasks that must be done in order for a system to function or to function efficiently

Examples of housekeeping in a Sentence

  1. We took the computer offline to do some basic housekeeping.

1529

First Known Use of housekeeping

1529


HOUSEKEEPING Defined for English Language Learners

housekeeping

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noun house·keep·ing \ˈhau̇s-ˌkē-piŋ\

Definition of housekeeping for English Language Learners

  • : the work (such as cooking and cleaning) that is done in a house

  • : the things that must be done regularly to keep something working properly


HOUSEKEEPING Defined for Kids

housekeeping

noun house·keep·ing \ˈhau̇s-ˌkē-piŋ\

Definition of housekeeping for Students

  1. :  the care and management of a house or the rooms of a hotel



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