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Related to corrective maintenance: Preventive maintenance
corrective maintenance[kə′rek·tiv mānt·ən·əns]
The maintenance performed as required, on an unscheduled basis, by the contractor following equipment failure. Also known as remedial maintenance.
A procedure of repairing components or equipment as necessary either by on-site repair or by replacing individual elements in order to keep the system in proper operating condition.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.