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EtymologyEdit

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

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accounting

  1. present participle of account

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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.

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accounting (not comparable)

  1. Of or relating to accounting.
    General accepted accounting principles

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