Definitions for Accountingəˈkaʊn tɪŋ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ac•count•ingəˈkaʊn tɪŋ(n.)

  1. the system or occupation of setting up, maintaining, and auditing the books of a firm and of analyzing its financial status and operating results.

    Category: Business

  2. a detailed report of the financial state or transactions of a person, company, etc.

    Category: Business

Origin of accounting:


Princeton's WordNet

  1. accounting(noun)

    a convincing explanation that reveals basic causes

    "he was unable to give a clear accounting for his actions"

  2. accounting(noun)

    a system that provides quantitative information about finances

  3. accountancy, accounting(noun)

    the occupation of maintaining and auditing records and preparing financial reports for a business

  4. accounting, accounting system, method of accounting(noun)

    a bookkeeper's chronological list of related debits and credits of a business; forms part of a ledger of accounts

  5. account, accounting, account statement(noun)

    a statement of recent transactions and the resulting balance

    "they send me an accounting every month"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. accounting(noun)əˈkaʊn tɪŋ

    the process of keeping financial records


  1. accounting(Noun)

    The development and use of a system for recording and analyzing the financial transactions and financial status of a business or other organization.

  2. accounting(Noun)

    A relaying of events; justification of actions.

    He was required to give a thorough accounting of his time.

  3. Origin: * First attested in the late 14th century.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Accounting

    of Account

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Accounting

    System of recording financial transactions.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Accounting' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3832

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Accounting' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4739

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Accounting' in Nouns Frequency: #1576


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