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Pronunciation:  'meyntununs

Matching Terms:  maintenance man, maintenance staff, maintenance therapy

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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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