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(mān-tān′) [L. manu tenère, to hold in the hand]
1. To hold, support, or preserve.
2. To continue, e.g., a healthy behavior.
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The jackal index cases of the epidemics were usually associated with cases in dogs, which indicates that these epidemics were initiated by dog rabies cycles; once initiated, however, the epidemics were maintained independent of dogs.
If they have followed the rules on filing notice of information sharing and maintained the shared information as confidential, both financial institutions are protected from liability for sharing information or for failing to notify the entities about whom information was shared.
Keeping the content of the MedlinePlus Health Topics pages maintained at a high standard requires two primary categories of librarians: selectors and reviewers.
Massive homes with small openings maintained a comfortable environment in the Southwest.
Most data maintained by the taxpayer (such as general ledgers, accounts payable, and fixed assets) do not change materially from year to year.
* Is local exhaust maintained in areas where grinding, dry polishing, or buffing occurs, or if exposure exceeds permissible limits, in areas where chemicals such as glutaraldehyde or formaldehyde are used?
Instead of relying on entrepreneurial military contractors who raised their own units and maintained them from year to year, the French maintained a small core of veteran regiments, and supplemented them with regiments raised on an ad hoc basis by noblemen looking to use them as a means to attain prestige and advancement.
POORLY maintained low-rise flats are top of every burglar's wish list, according to new research.
The state of life of the priest, Maintain maintains, "is the same as that of most ordinary members of God's people" and a clear distinction must be maintained between this state of life and the priestly function.
These factors are related to the position of the center of gravity (slightly in front on the touch-down foot and the nose over the knees), whether the athlete is on the balls of the feet, the position and speed of the arms, and whether the athlete maintained the sprinter's posture during the take-off phase from the ground, the clearance phase, and the touch-down phase.
Because of this clearance, the seal seat, contained in the casing, is not perpendicular to the center line of rotation and a precise alignment of the sealing faces cannot be maintained. The spherical surfaces of the seal, similar to a balland-socket arrangement, slide against each other to maintain full contact with the seat.