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Meaning of reservation

res•er•va•tion

Pronunciation: (rez"ur-vā'shun), [key]
— n.
  1. the act of keeping back, withholding, or setting apart.
  2. the act of making an exception or qualification.
  3. an exception or qualification made expressly or tacitly: to accept something, but with inner reservations.
  4. a tract of public land set apart for a special purpose, as for the use of an Indian tribe.
  5. an arrangement to secure accommodations at a restaurant or hotel, on a boat or plane, etc.
  6. the record kept or assurance given of such an arrangement: Sorry, the hotel has no reservation under that name.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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