from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The bookkeeping methods involved in making a financial record of business transactions and in the preparation of statements concerning the assets, liabilities, and operating results of a business.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. Present participle of account.
  • n. The development and use of a system for recording and analyzing the financial transactions and financial status of a business or other organization.
  • n. A relaying of events; justification of actions.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Reckoning; computation; counting.
  • n. An examination, reckoning, rendering, or balancing of accounts so as to arrive at the true state of any transaction or course of transactions: as, the court ordered an accounting; the parties came to an accounting.
  • n. The art or science of keeping accounts; the principles or methods of account-keeping; accountancy: as, manufacturing accounting; mercantile accounting.

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

  • n. a system that provides quantitative information about finances
  • n. a bookkeeper's chronological list of related debits and credits of a business; forms part of a ledger of accounts
  • n. a convincing explanation that reveals basic causes
  • n. a statement of recent transactions and the resulting balance
  • n. the occupation of maintaining and auditing records and preparing financial reports for a business


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