What does maintenance mean and what is the etymology of the word? Has the original meaning changed, or has it evolved throughout man’s history and, in particular, in recent years? How can maintenance be placed, historically, with respect to other technical and scientific disciplines? What has made maintenance a subject of growing interest in recent years?


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  1. 1.Dipto. Ingegneria Meccanica e AerospazialeUniversità di Roma SapienzaRomeItaly

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