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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

  • First attested in the late 14th century.
  • account +‎ -ing

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ə.ˈkaʊn.tɪŋ/

Verb[edit]

accounting

  1. present participle of account

Noun[edit]

accounting (usually uncountable, plural accountings)

  1. (accounting) The development and use of a system for recording and analyzing the financial transactions and financial status of a business or other organization.
  2. A relaying of events; justification of actions.
    He was required to give a thorough accounting of his time.

Derived terms[edit]

Terms derived from the noun “accounting”

Translations[edit]

development and maintenance of system for recording and analyzing financial transactions

Adjective[edit]

accounting (not comparable)

  1. Of or relating to accounting.

    General accepted accounting principles

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