Associations to the word «Maintenance»


MAINTENANCE, noun. Actions performed to keep some machine or system functioning or in service
MAINTENANCE, noun. (legal) A tort committed when a third party who does not have a bona fide interest in a lawsuit provides help or acquires an interest to a litigant's lawsuit.
MAINTENANCE, noun. (legal) (UK English) Alimony, a periodical payment or a lump sum made or ordered to be made to a spouse after a divorce.
MAINTENANCE, noun. Money required or spent to provide for the needs of a person or a family.
MAINTENANCE, noun. (biology) The natural process which keeps an organism alive.
MAINTENANCE HOLES, noun. Plural of maintenance hole
MAINTENANCE WINDOW, noun. A prescheduled time when a system can be taken off-line for maintenance, if necessary.
MAINTENANCE WINDOWS, noun. Plural of maintenance window

Dictionary definition

MAINTENANCE, noun. Activity involved in maintaining something in good working order; "he wrote the manual on car care".
MAINTENANCE, noun. Means of maintenance of a family or group.
MAINTENANCE, noun. Court-ordered support paid by one spouse to another after they are separated.
MAINTENANCE, noun. The act of sustaining life by food or providing a means of subsistence; "they were in want of sustenance"; "fishing was their main sustainment".
MAINTENANCE, noun. The unauthorized interference in a legal action by a person having no interest in it (as by helping one party with money or otherwise to continue the action) so as to obstruct justice or promote unnecessary litigation or unsettle the peace of the community; "unlike champerty, criminal maintenance does not necessarily involve personal profit".

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