What is maintenance?

  • (noun): Activity involved in maintaining something in good working order.
    Synonyms: care, upkeep
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on maintenance:

Bletchley Railway Station - Future - Development Plans 2006 To 2010
... for Transport announced specific plans for Bletchley station maintenance of the new Desiro trains to be moved to a new depot at Northampton by the end of June 2006 Northampton will also take over the maintenance of ... The Bletchley TMD ceased to be a full service maintenance depot on 30 May 2008, with most services being transferred to Northampton or Birmingham ... Midland's adjoining routes which are electrified) and maintenance staff and new units would now have to travel from Tyseley ...
Curtain Wall - Maintenance and Repair
... Curtain walls and perimeter sealants require maintenance to maximize service life ... Exposed glazing seals and gaskets require inspection and maintenance to minimize water penetration, and to limit exposure of frame seals and insulating glass seals to wetting ...
Type Certificate - Continuing Airworthiness
... The approved maintenance program serves to maintain the aircraft airworthiness ... The maintenance may be light or heavy (such as overhauls) as dictated by the schedules and tasks in the aircraft's maintenance program ...
Methadone Maintenance
... Methadone maintenance is the use of methadone, a synthetic, habit forming drug used as a substitute, administered over a prolonged period of time (can be indefinite), as treatment for someone who is addicted ... "Methadone maintenance makes possible a first step toward social rehabilitation ... Methadone maintenance can also be used for those that suffer with severe pain problems that are resistant to other drugs ...

More definitions of "maintenance":

  • (noun): Means of maintenance of a family or group.
  • (noun): Court-ordered support paid by one spouse to another after they are separated.
    Synonyms: alimony

Famous quotes containing the word maintenance:

    In public buildings set aside for the care and maintenance of the goods of the middle ages, a staff of civil service art attendants praise all the dead, irrelevant scribblings and scrawlings that, at best, have only historical interest for idiots and layabouts.
    George Grosz (1893–1959)

    War is in truth a disease in which the juices that serve health and maintenance are used for the sole purpose of nourishing something foreign, something at odds with nature.
    Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749–1832)

    ... in the fierce competition of modern society the only class left in the country possessing leisure is that of women supported in easy circumstances by husband or father, and it is to this class we must look for the maintenance of cultivated and refined tastes, for that value and pursuit of knowledge and of art for their own sakes which can alone save society from degenerating into a huge machine for making money, and gratifying the love of sensual luxury.
    Mrs. H. O. Ward (1824–1899)