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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishhousekeepinghouse‧keep‧ing /ˈhaʊsˌkiːpɪŋ/ noun [uncountable]  1 LOOK AFTER somethingthe work and organization of things that need to be done in a house, hotel etc, for example cooking and buying food the company in charge of the catering and housekeeping at the college2 British English (also housekeeping money)MONEY an amount of money that is kept and used to pay for food and other things needed in the home3 JOB/TASKjobs that need to be done to keep a system working properly
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housekeepingDespite the simplicity of his lifestyle, Alvin was messy to a degree that drove Holtz to add housekeeping to his duties.Many precautions have been devised to avoid contamination, but scrupulous housekeeping is essential in any laboratory routinely undertaking the reaction.Paperwork is our bugbear; we can manage the housekeeping between us.In an ending worthy of Marilynne Robinson, she gives up housekeeping.Some legislators set up housekeeping when the biennial gatherings began and played house for the six-month sessions.Services include in-home care such as help with housekeeping, meals or grooming, or in nursing homes or community-based organizations.
From Longman Business Dictionaryhousekeepinghouse‧keep‧ing /ˈhaʊsˌkiːpɪŋ/ noun [uncountable]1the work and organization of the things that need to be done in a house or hotel, such as cleaning and cookingGuests must vacate their rooms by 11 a.m. so that the housekeeping staff can clean the rooms.2jobs that need to be done regularly to keep a system, organization etc working properlyThe scandal at the bank was first dismissed as a housekeeping problem.
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