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  3  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Maintenance  \Main"te*nance\,  n.  [OF.  maintenance.  See 
  1.  The  act  of  maintaining;  sustenance;  support;  defense; 
  Whatsoever  is  granted  to  the  church  for  God's  honor 
  and  the  maintenance  of  his  service,  is  granted  to 
  God.  --South. 
  2.  That  which  maintains  or  supports;  means  of  sustenance; 
  supply  of  necessaries  and  conveniences. 
  Those  of  better  fortune  not  making  learning  their 
  maintenance.  --Swift. 
  3.  (Crim.  Law)  An  officious  or  unlawful  intermeddling  in  a 
  cause  depending  between  others  by  assisting  either  party 
  with  money  or  means  to  carry  it  on  See  {Champerty}. 
  {Cap  of  maintenance}.  See  under  {Cap}. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  activity  involved  in  maintaining  something  in  good  working 
  order  "he  wrote  the  manual  on  car  care"  [syn:  {care},  {upkeep}] 
  2:  means  of  maintenance  of  a  family  or  group 
  3:  court-ordered  support  paid  by  one  spouse  to  another  after 
  they  are  separated  [syn:  {alimony}] 
  4:  the  act  of  sustaining  [syn:  {sustenance},  {sustentation},  {sustainment}, 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
    The  modification  of  a  software  product,  after 
  delivery,  to  correct  faults,  to  improve  performance  or  other 
  attributes,  or  to  adapt  the  product  to  a  changed  environment. 
  Maintenance  is  an  important  part  of  the  {software  life-cycle}. 
  It  is  expensive  in  manpower  and  resources,  and  one  of  the  aims 
  of  {software  engineering}  is  to  reduce  its  cost. 

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