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keeping

Noun

1 conformity or harmony; "his behavior was not in keeping with the occasion"
2 the responsibility of a guardian or keeper; "he left his car in my keeping" [syn: guardianship, safekeeping]
3 the act of keeping in your possession [syn: retention, holding]

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Pronunciation

Noun

  1. conformity or harmony.
  2. charge or care.

Verb

keeping

Extensive Definition

Keeping is a surname, and may refer to:

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Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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