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Maintenance vs. Design

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Maintenance

The process of preserving a condition or situation or the state of being preserved
Crucial conditions for the maintenance of democratic government
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Design

A design is a plan or specification for the construction of an object or system or for the implementation of an activity or process, or the result of that plan or specification in the form of a prototype, product or process. The verb to design expresses the process of developing a design.
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Maintenance

The provision of financial support for a person's living expenses, or the support so provided
A chance of going to university with fees and maintenance paid
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Design

A plan or drawing produced to show the look and function or workings of a building, garment, or other object before it is made
He has just unveiled his design for the new museum
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Maintenance

The offence of aiding a party in a legal action without lawful cause.
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Design

A decorative pattern
Pottery with a lovely blue and white design
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Maintenance

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

Purpose or planning that exists behind an action, fact, or object
The appearance of design in the universe
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Maintenance

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

Decide upon the look and functioning of (a building, garment, or other object), by making a detailed drawing of it
A number of architectural students were designing a factory
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Maintenance

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

To conceive or fashion in the mind; invent
Design a good excuse for not attending the conference.
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Maintenance

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

To formulate a plan for; devise
Designed a marketing strategy for the new product.
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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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Design

To make a graphic or schematic representation of (something), especially as a plan for its structure
Design a building on a computer.
Design a new car model.
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Maintenance

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

To create or contrive for a particular purpose or effect
A game designed to appeal to all ages.
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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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Design

To have as a goal or purpose; intend
"Mrs. Bennet had designed to keep the two Netherfield gentlemen to supper.
But ... she had no opportunity of detaining them" (Jane Austen).
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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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Design

To make or execute plans.
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Maintenance

(legal) Child support.
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Design

To create designs.
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Maintenance

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

A drawing or sketch.
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Maintenance

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

A graphic representation, especially a detailed plan for construction or manufacture.
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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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Design

An ornamental pattern.
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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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Design

The purposeful or inventive arrangement of parts or details
The aerodynamic design of an automobile.
The design of an epic poem.
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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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Design

A particular plan or method
The party's design for increasing voter turnout.
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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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Design

The art or practice of designing or making designs
Studied design in college.
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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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Design

A reasoned purpose; an intent
It was her design to set up practice on her own as soon as she was qualified.
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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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Design

Deliberate intention
He became a photographer more by accident than by design.
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Maintenance

Means of maintenance of a family or group
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Design

Often designs A secretive or underhanded plot or scheme
He has designs on my job.
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Maintenance

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

A specification of an object or process, referring to requirements to be satisfied and thus conditions to be met for them to solve a problem.
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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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Design

A plan (with more or less detail) for the structure and functions of an artifact, building or system.
The initial design of the park was rejected for being too expensive.
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Design

A pattern, as an element of a work of art or architecture.
We're working on some new designs for our range of summer shirts
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Design

The composition of a work of art.
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Design

Intention or plot.
We have designs on winning the league next season.
To be hateful of the truth by design.
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Design

(particularly) Malicious or malevolent intention.
To have evil designs.
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Design

The shape or appearance given to an object, especially one that is intended to make it more attractive.
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Design

The art of designing
Danish furniture design is world-famous.
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Design

(transitive) To plan and carry out (a picture, work of art, construction etc.).
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Design

To plan (to do something).
The king designed to mount an expedition to the New World.
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Design

To assign, appoint (something to someone); to designate.
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Design

To mark out and exhibit; to designate; to indicate; to show; to point out; to appoint.
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Design

To manifest requirements to be satisfied by an object or process for them to solve a problem.
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Design

To draw preliminary outline or main features of; to sketch for a pattern or model; to delineate; to trace out; to draw.
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Design

To mark out and exhibit; to designate; to indicate; to show; to point out; to appoint.
We shall seeJustice design the victor's chivalry.
Meet me to-morrow where the masterAnd this fraternity shall design.
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Design

To create or produce, as a work of art; to form a plan or scheme of; to form in idea; to invent; to project; to lay out in the mind; as, a man designs an essay, a poem, a statue, or a cathedral.
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Design

To intend or purpose; - usually with for before the remote object, but sometimes with to.
Ask of politicians the end for which laws were originally designed.
He was designed to the study of the law.
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Design

To form a design or designs; to plan.
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Design

A preliminary sketch; an outline or pattern of the main features of something to be executed, as of a picture, a building, or a decoration; a delineation; a plan.
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Design

A plan or scheme formed in the mind of something to be done; preliminary conception; idea intended to be expressed in a visible form or carried into action; intention; purpose; - often used in a bad sense for evil intention or purpose; scheme; plot.
The vast design and purpos of the King.
The leaders of that assembly who withstood the designs of a besotted woman.
A . . . settled design upon another man's life.
How little he could guess the secret designs of the court!
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Design

Specifically, intention or purpose as revealed or inferred from the adaptation of means to an end; as, the argument from design.
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Design

The realization of an inventive or decorative plan; esp., a work of decorative art considered as a new creation; conception or plan shown in completed work; as, this carved panel is a fine design, or of a fine design.
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Design

The invention and conduct of the subject; the disposition of every part, and the general order of the whole.
Is he a prudent man . . . that lays designs only for a day, without any prospect to the remaining part of his life?
I wish others the same intention, and greater successes.
It is the purpose that makes strong the vow.
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Design

The act of working out the form of something (as by making a sketch or outline or plan);
He contributed to the design of a new instrument
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Design

An arrangement scheme;
The awkward design of the keyboard made operation difficult
It was an excellent design for living
A plan for seating guests
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Design

Something intended as a guide for making something else;
A blueprint for a house
A pattern for a skirt
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Design

A decorative or artistic work;
The coach had a design on the doors
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Design

An anticipated outcome that is intended or that guides your planned actions;
His intent was to provide a new translation
Good intentions are not enough
It was created with the conscious aim of answering immediate needs
He made no secret of his designs
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Design

A preliminary sketch indicating the plan for something;
The design of a building
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Design

The creation of something in the mind
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Design

Make or work out a plan for; devise;
They contrived to murder their boss
Design a new sales strategy
Plan an attack
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Design

Design something for a specific role or purpose or effect;
This room is not designed for work
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Design

Create the design for; create or execute in an artistic or highly skilled manner;
Chanel designed the famous suit
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Design

Make a design of; plan out in systematic, often graphic form;
Design a better mousetrap
Plan the new wing of the museum
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Design

Create designs;
Dupont designs for the house of Chanel
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Design

Conceive or fashion in the mind; invent;
She designed a good excuse for not attending classes that day
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Design

Intend or have as a purpose;
She designed to go far in the world of business
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