Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The act of sustaining something

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act of sustaining; maintenance; support.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act of sustaining; maintenance; support; also, one who or that which sustains or supports.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the act of sustaining life by food or providing a means of subsistence

Etymologies

sustain +‎ -ment (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • In their paper, the officers argue that the United States has to move from "containment" - the foreign policy established after World War II to limit the expansion and influence of the Soviet Union - to what they call "sustainment" or sustainability.

    NYT > Home Page

  • GRANGE: Well, there's really emergency response requirements that are necessary, and then there are some long-term sustainment support.

    CNN Transcript Dec 31, 2004

  • Globemaster III Sustainment Partnership contract, including program management; sustaining logistics; material and equipment management; sustainment engineering; depot level aircraft maintenance; engine management; long term sustainment planning; air logistics center partnering support; depot activation; and support of Air Force and Foreign Military Sales operator of the C-17.

    Defense Industry Daily

  • Oct 1/08: A not-to-exceed $523.4 million contract for "total system support for the C-17 to include program management, sustaining logistics, material and equipment management, sustaining engineering, depot level aircraft maintenance, engine management, long term sustainment planning, Air Logistics Center partnering support, depot activation, and support of USAF and FMS operators of the C-17."

    Defense Industry Daily

  • Gen. George W. Casey Jr., chief of staff of the Army, said the growth at the installation is key to the long-term sustainment of the Army.

    News for Lynchburg News Advance

  • These interceptors and a healthy industrial base are needed for flight-testing and long-term sustainment of the GMD system.

    The Washington Times stories: Latest Headlines

  • Oct 1 / 08: A not-to-exceed $523.4 million contract for "total system support for the C-17 to include program management, sustaining logistics, material and equipment management, sustaining engineering, depot level aircraft maintenance, engine management, long term sustainment planning, Air Logistics Center partnering support, depot activation, and support of USAF and FMS operators of the C-17."

    Defense Industry Daily

  • While these challenges have not yet undermined CST readiness, if NGB efforts are unsuccessful, the progress of newer teams could be impeded and the long-term sustainment of the CST program put at greater risk.

    MND: Your Daily Dose of Counter-Theory

  • Although NGB continues to develop a long-term sustainment plan for the CST program, going forward, it faces challenges to the administration and management of the CSTs that could impede both the progress of newer teams and the long-term sustainment of the program.

    MND: Your Daily Dose of Counter-Theory

  • The National Guard Bureau is in the process of establishing, certifying, and planning for the long-term sustainment of the CSTs, according to an unclassified report submitted to the National Association of Chiefs of Police by the GAO.

    MND: Your Daily Dose of Counter-Theory

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