Definitions

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  • adj. Describing a method of bookkeeping in which each transaction is entered in two accounts, for debits and for credits

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Examples

  • We shall turn in a moment to this double-entry bookkeeping, as we ask about winners and losers among the major American religious traditions.

    American Grace

  • Brian Harkin for The Wall Street Journal The three-level stone and wood-shake mansion spans some 12,500 square feet and has a double-entry staircase.

    A TV Star Mansion in Rye

  • A spokesman for Tokyo Electric Power Co., or Tepco, said newly installed ventilators at Fukushima Daiichi's No. 1 reactor building have brought radiation levels down to a point where Tepco is "comfortable" with sending workers to open the double-entry doors on Sunday to survey the internal condition.

    Nuclear Plant Operator Rejects Quick Shutdown Demand

  • "It is necessary to confirm a decline in the radiation level before any decision to open the double-entry doors" that block external and internal access to the reactor building, said Hidehiko Nishiyama, spokesman and deputy director general of Japan's Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency.

    Workers Re-Enter Reactor Building for the First Time

  • Perhaps the novel's most emblematic stylistic moment is a section, cast in a form borrowed from double-entry bookkeeping, describing the actions of a group of wigglers as they sit at their desks reviewing forms:This passage, which goes on more or less without a break for three full pages, marks the limits of Wallace's attempts to adapt his prose to the rhythms of the world he is describing.

    The Pale King by David Foster Wallace – review

  • The tensions between the pursuit of money and the desire to act correctly were even more obviously pronounced than they are today, when the merchants and bankers of Florence they were very often the same thing devised the mechanisms that are still the primary motors of the modern economic system: letters of credit, interest, double-entry bookkeeping, futures trading.

    For the Love of Money

  • A spokesman for Tokyo Electric Power Co., or Tepco, said newly installed ventilators at Fukushima Daiichi's No. 1 reactor building have brought radiation levels down to a point where Tepco is "comfortable" with sending workers to open the double-entry doors to survey the internal condition.

    Japanese Power Company Chubu Declines to Shut a Working Plant

  • Radiation leakage has been one concern until now about opening the double-entry doors, which block external and internal access to the reactor building.

    Japanese Power Company Chubu Declines to Shut a Working Plant

  • You have no idea whether you need double-entry bookkeeping or what even the “accrual” bookkeeping method is.

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  • She opened at 9: 30 and spent most of the day making appointment confirmations, greeting patients, filling out insurance paperwork, and making entries in Dr. Klein's ancient double-entry ledger, a necessary task she only tolerated.

    One Thousand Incarnations and One Thousand Deaths - Part I

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