Maintenance refers to

1. All action, including inspection, testing, servicing, classification as to serviceability, repair, rebuilding, and reclamation, taken to retain materiel in a serviceable condition or to restore it to serviceability.

 2. All supply and repair action taken to keep a force in condition to carry out its mission.

 3. The routine recurring work required to keep a facility in such condition that it may be continuously used at its original or designed capacity and efficiency for its intended purpose.

Webster Dictionary Meaning

1. Maintenance
- The act of maintaining; sustenance; support; defense; vindication.
- That which maintains or supports; means of sustenance; supply of necessaries and conveniences.
- 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.
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