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Reserve or reserves may refer to:


  • Reserve (accounting), any part of shareholders' equity, except for basic share capital
  • Actuarial reserves, a liability equal to the present value of the future expected cash flows of a contingent event
  • Bank reserves, holdings of deposits in central banks plus currency that is physically held in bank vaults
  • Foreign-exchange reserves, the foreign currency deposits held by central banks and monetary authorities
    • Reserve currency, a currency which is held in significant quantities as part of foreign exchange reserves
  • Mineral reserve, natural resources that are economically recoverable
  • Official gold reserves, held by central banks as a store of value
  • Auction Reserve, a minimum amount of money bid required for a sale in an English auction




Land Management[edit]

  • Game reserve, land set aside for maintenance of wildlife for tourism or hunting
  • Indian reserve, in Canada, a tract of land reserved for the use and benefit of a band
  • Nature reserve, a protected area of importance for wildlife, flora, fauna or features of geological or other special interest

Other uses[edit]

  • Reserve wine, a wine that is specially designated
  • Course reserve, library materials reserved for particular users
  • Dynamic reserve, the set of metabolites that the organism can use for metabolic purposes
  • Fuel reserve, an extra fuel tank, or extra fuel in the main fuel tank
  • Stockpile, a reserve of bulk materials for future use

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