Definition of maintenance
- at least half of them are living parasitically on the other half instead of producing maintenance for themselves
- —G. B. Shaw
- the maintenance of the school
The building has suffered from years of poor maintenance.
the costs of routine car maintenance
maintenance of law and order
money for the family's maintenance
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