AskDefine | Define housekeeping

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housekeeping n : the work of cleaning and running a house [syn: housework]

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  1. The chores of maintaining a house as a residence, especially cleaning.
  2. Any general tasks that involve preparation.
    The computer program does some general housekeeping involving initializing variables and opening files before beginning the main processing.


chores of maintaining a house as a residence

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