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Maintainance vs. Maintenance: What's the Difference?

Edited by Huma Saeed || By Sawaira Riaz || Updated on September 25, 2023
"Maintainance" is an incorrect spelling; the correct form is "maintenance," which means the act of preserving or keeping something in good condition.

Which is correct: Maintainance or Maintenance

How to spell Maintenance?

Maintainance is Incorrect

Maintenance is Correct

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Key Differences

Remember the word "maintain" is at the beginning, and simply add "ence" at the end.
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Think of the word "tenance" rhyming with "fence," which is something you maintain.
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"Maintenance" has the word "main" in it, emphasizing its primary importance.
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No "a" after the "t" to keep it slim and efficient.
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Sep 15, 2023
Focus on the “tenance” as in “tenants,” who would need maintenance in their living quarters.
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Sep 15, 2023
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Maintainance and Maintenance Definitions

Maintainance

Maintainance is an incorrect spelling of maintenance.
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Maintenance

The provision of financial or emotional support.
He pays maintenance to his ex-wife.
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Sep 15, 2023

Maintenance

The upkeep of property or equipment.
Building maintenance is important for safety.
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Maintenance

An uninterrupted continuation or preservation.
Maintenance of peace is vital for society.
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Maintenance

The act of keeping something in good condition.
Regular maintenance of your car is essential.
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Maintenance

Tasks performed to preserve the operational status of machinery.
The factory shut down for annual maintenance.
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Sep 15, 2023

Maintenance

The act of maintaining or the state of being maintained
Nutrients essential to the maintenance of good health.
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Maintenance

The work of keeping something in proper condition; upkeep
Car maintenance.
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Maintenance

Provision of support or livelihood
Took over the maintenance of her family.
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Maintenance

Means of support or livelihood
Was ordered to pay maintenance for both children.
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Maintenance

(Law) The wrongful aiding of another in the pursuit or defense of a lawsuit, especially in jurisdictions where nonparties are legally prohibited to provide financial assistance.
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Maintenance

Actions performed to keep some machine or system functioning or in service.
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Maintenance

(legal) A tort and (in some jurisdictions) an offence 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.
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Maintenance

Alimony, a periodical payment or a lump sum made or ordered to be made to a spouse after a divorce.
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Maintenance

(legal) Child support.
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Maintenance

Money required or spent to provide for the needs of a person or a family.
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Maintenance

(biology) The natural process which keeps an organism alive.
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Maintenance

The act of maintaining; sustenance; support; defense; vindication.
Whatsoever is granted to the church for God's honor and the maintenance of his service, is granted to God.
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Maintenance

That which maintains or supports; means of sustenance; supply of necessaries and conveniences.
Those of better fortune not making learning their maintenance.
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Maintenance

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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Maintenance

Those actions required for the care of machinery, a building, etc., to keep it clean and in proper functioning condition, and to prevent or forestall damage due to normal use.
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Maintenance

Payments, such as child support or alimony, to a dependent child not living with one or to a divorced wife.
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Maintenance

Activity involved in maintaining something in good working order;
He wrote the manual on car care
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Maintenance

Means of maintenance of a family or group
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Maintenance

Court-ordered support paid by one spouse to another after they are separated
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Maintenance

The act of sustaining life by food or providing a means of subsistence;
They were in want of sustenance
Fishing was their main sustainment
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FAQs

What is the root word of maintenance?

Maintain.
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Why is it called maintenance?

Derived from the word "maintain," referring to the act of keeping something in good condition.
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Which vowel is used before maintenance?

The letter 'e' is used before maintenance in articles like "the" or "some."
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Sep 15, 2023

What is the singular form of maintenance?

Maintenance.
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Sep 15, 2023

Which conjunction is used with maintenance?

"And," "or," depending on context.
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Is maintenance a negative or positive word?

Neutral; context-dependent.
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What is the verb form of maintenance?

Maintain.
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Which article is used with maintenance?

"The," or "some," or none depending on the context.
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Is maintenance a noun or adjective?

Noun.
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Is maintenance an adverb?

No.
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What is the pronunciation of maintenance?

/ˈmeɪn.tɪ.nəns/
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What is the plural form of maintenance?

Maintenance is an uncountable noun; no plural form.
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Sep 15, 2023

Is maintenance a vowel or consonant?

It starts with a consonant ('M').
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Sep 15, 2023

Is maintenance a collective noun?

No.
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Sep 15, 2023

Is the word maintenance imperative?

No.
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Sep 15, 2023

Is maintenance a countable noun?

No.
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Sep 15, 2023

Is the maintenance term a metaphor?

No, but it can be used metaphorically.
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Sep 15, 2023

How many syllables are in maintenance?

Three syllables.
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Sep 15, 2023

How do we divide maintenance into syllables?

Main-te-nance.
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Sep 15, 2023

Which preposition is used with maintenance?

"Of," "for," depending on context.
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Sep 15, 2023

What is the first form of maintenance?

Maintenance (it’s a noun).
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Sep 15, 2023

What is the third form of maintenance?

N/A (it’s a noun).
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Is maintenance an abstract noun?

Yes, it's abstract as it refers to an idea or concept.
Harlon Moss
Sep 15, 2023

What is the opposite of maintenance?

Neglect.
Aimie Carlson
Sep 15, 2023

What is a stressed syllable in maintenance?

The first syllable, "main."
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Sep 15, 2023

What is another term for maintenance?

Upkeep.
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Sep 15, 2023

Which determiner is used with maintenance?

"The," "some," depending on context.
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Sep 15, 2023

How is maintenance used in a sentence?

"Regular maintenance is crucial for the long-term health of any machine."
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What part of speech is maintenance?

Noun.
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What is the second form of maintenance?

N/A (it’s a noun).
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