Maintenance

Maintenance may refer to:

  • Biological science
    • Maintenance respiration
    • Maintenance of an organism
  • Non-technical maintenance:
    • High-maintenance, slang expression
    • Alimony, also called maintenance in British English
    • Child maintenance, also commonly called "child support"
    • Champerty and maintenance, two related legal doctrines
    • Feudal maintenance, system of funding armies
  • Technical maintenance:
    • Aircraft maintenance
    • Maintenance, repair and operations
    • Car maintenance
    • Railroad track maintenance
    • Software maintenance
    • Property maintenance
  • General types of technical maintenance:
    • Condition-based maintenance
    • Corrective maintenance
    • Planned maintenance
    • Predictive maintenance
    • Preventive maintenance
    • Proactive maintenance
    • Reliability centered maintenance
    • Value driven maintenance

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)

    However patriarchal the world, at home the child knows that his mother is the source of all power. The hand that rocks the cradle rules his world. . . . The son never forgets that he owes his life to his mother, not just the creation of it but the maintenance of it, and that he owes her a debt he cannot conceivably repay, but which she may call in at any time.
    Frank Pittman (20th century)

    ... 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)