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keeping

noun
     
keep‧ing
1

in keeping (with something)

matching something or suitable in a particular situation:
In keeping with tradition, everyone wore black.
2

out of keeping (with something)

not matching something or not suitable in a particular situation:
The cheerful cover of the book is out of keeping with the sad story told inside it.
3

in somebody's keeping

being looked after or guarded by someone

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