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Definition of keeping noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

keeping

 noun
noun
NAmE//ˈkipɪŋ//
 
 
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in somebody's keeping
 
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being taken care of by someone (figurative) Her secrets were safe in his keeping. see also safekeeping
in keeping (with something)
 
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appropriate or expected in a particular situation; in agreement with something The latest results are in keeping with our earlier findings.
out of keeping (with something)
 
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not appropriate or expected in a particular situation; not in agreement with something The painting is out of keeping with the rest of the room.
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