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maintainability

the ability of a product or component to be kept in a state in which it can perform its required function when maintained.

See MAINTENANCE.

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"But tell me, how does Tario live, and the other etherealists who maintain that food is unnecessary?"
"He says that inasmuch as we maintain that we alone are real we should, to be consistent, admit that we alone are proper food for Komal.
Tario maintains that there is no such thing as substance, all being created from the substanceless matter of the brain.
"We might have killed them at any distance, but one rule of war we have maintained from the first--the rule of realism.
For a long time to come, it will not be possible to maintain a large army; and as the means of doing this increase, the population and natural strength of the community will proportionably increase.
That company, therefore, still maintains an unrivalled sway over the whole country washed by the Columbia and its tributaries.
Just so, I maintain (he continues), does a given undivided portion of experience, taken in one context of associates, play the part of a knower, of a state of mind, of
Philosophers, on the other hand, have maintained often that matter is a mere fiction imagined by mind, and sometimes that mind is a mere property of a certain kind of matter.
Idealism, accordingly, says that nothing can be known except thoughts, and all the reality that we know is mental; while realism maintains that we know objects directly, in sensation certainly, and perhaps also in memory and thought.
Effingham had, from the commencement of the disputes between the colonists and the crown, warmly maintained what he believed to be the just prerogatives of his prince; while, on the other hand, the clear head and independent mind of Temple had induced him to espouse the cause of the people.
He maintained, with peculiar satisfaction, it seemed, that maiden modesty is a mere relic of barbarism, and that nothing could be more natural than for a man still youngish to handle a young girl naked.
Then they believed in some mysterious influence exercised by her over human destinies-- that every Selenite was attached to some inhabitant of the earth by a tie of sympathy; they maintained that the entire vital system is subject to her control, etc.