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Main Entry: main·te·nance
Pronunciation: 'mAnt-n&n(t)s, 'mAn-t&-n&n(t)s
Function: noun
Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French, from maintenir
Date: 14th century
1 : the act of maintaining : the state of being maintained : SUPPORT
2 : something that maintains
3 : the upkeep of property or equipment
4 : an officious or unlawful intermeddling in a legal suit by assisting either party with means to carry it on

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Pronunciation Key
\&\ as a and u in  abut
\&\ as e in kitten
\&r\ as ur and er in  further
\a\ as a in ash
\A\ as a in ace
\ä\ as o in mop
\au\ as ou in out
\ch\ as ch in chin
\e\ as e in bet
\E\ as ea in easy
\g\ as g in go
\i\ as i in hit
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I\ as i in ice
\j\ as j in job
\[ng]\ as ng in sing
\O\ as o in go
\o\ as aw in law
\oi\ as oy in boy
\th\ as th in thin
\th\ as th in the
\ü\ as oo in loot
\u\ as oo in foot
\y\ as y in yet
\zh\ as si in vision
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