The technical meaning of maintenance involves functional checks, servicing, repairing or replacing of necessary devices, equipment, machinery, building infrastructure, and supporting utilities in industrial, business, governmental, and residential installations. Over time, this has come to often include both scheduled and preventive maintenance as cost-effective practices to keep equipment ready for operation at the utilization stage of a system lifecycle.
The marine transportation, offshore structures, industrial plant and facility management industries depend on maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) including scheduled or preventive paint maintenance programmes to maintain and restore coatings applied to steel in environments subject to attack from erosion, corrosion and environmental pollution.
The act of repairing something.
“I took the car to the workshop for repair.”
The result of repairing something.
“If you look closely you can see the repair in the paintwork.”
The condition of something, in respect of need for repair.
“The car was overall in poor repair before the accident. But after the workshop had it for three weeks it was returned in excellent repair. But the other vehicle was beyond repair.”
The act of repairing or resorting to a place.
“our annual repair to the mountains”
A place to which one goes frequently or habitually; a haunt.
To restore to good working order, fix, or improve damaged condition; to mend; to remedy.
“to repair a house, a road, a shoe, or a ship”
“to repair a shattered fortune”
To make amends for, as for an injury, by an equivalent; to indemnify for.
“to repair a loss or damage”
To transfer oneself to another place.
“to repair to sanctuary for safety”
to pair again