Maintenance vs Cleanliness - What's the difference?

maintenance | cleanliness |


As nouns the difference between maintenance and cleanliness

is that maintenance is actions performed to keep some machine or system functioning or in service while cleanliness is the property of being cleanly, or habitually clean; good hygiene.

maintenance

Alternative forms

* maintenaunce

Noun

(en noun)
  • Actions performed to keep some machine or system functioning or in service
  • (legal) A tort 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.
  • (legal) (UK English) Alimony, a periodical payment or a lump sum made or ordered to be made to a spouse after a divorce.
  • Money required or spent to provide for the needs of a person or a family.
  • See also

    * high-maintenance * low-maintenance * maintenance-free * maintenance window

    cleanliness

    English

    Noun

    (-)
  • the property of being cleanly, or habitually clean; good hygiene
  • Cleanliness is next to godliness. (proverb)