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Accounting definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

ACCOUNT'ING, ppr. Deeming; esteeming; reckoning; rendering an account.
Accounting for, rendering an account; assigning the reasons; unfolding the causes.
ACCOUNT'ING, n. The act of reckoning or adjusting accounts.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: a convincing explanation that reveals basic causes; "he was unable to give a clear accounting for his actions"
2: a system that provides quantitative information about finances
3: the occupation of maintaining and auditing records and preparing financial reports for a business [syn: accountancy, accounting]
4: a bookkeeper's chronological list of related debits and credits of a business; forms part of a ledger of accounts [syn: accounting, accounting system, method of accounting]
5: a statement of recent transactions and the resulting balance; "they send me an accounting every month" [syn: account, accounting, account statement]

Merriam Webster's

noun Date: circa 1716 1. the system of recording and summarizing business and financial transactions and analyzing, verifying, and reporting the results; also the principles and procedures of accounting 2. a. work done in accounting or by accountants b. an instance of applied accounting or of the settling or presenting of accounts 3. account 3

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. 1 the process of or skill in keeping and verifying accounts. 2 in senses of ACCOUNT v.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Account Ac*count", v. t. [imp. & p. p. Accounted; p. pr. & vb. n. Accounting.] [OE. acounten, accompten, OF. aconter, [`a] (L. ad) + conter to count. F. conter to tell, compter to count, L. computare. See Count, v. t.] 1. To reckon; to compute; to count. [Obs.] The motion of . . . the sun whereby years are accounted. --Sir T. Browne. 2. To place to one's account; to put to the credit of; to assign; -- with to. [R.] --Clarendon. 3. To value, estimate, or hold in opinion; to judge or consider; to deem. Accounting that God was able to raise him up. --Heb. xi. 19. 4. To recount; to relate. [Obs.] --Chaucer.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

Accounting is the activity of keeping detailed records of the amounts of money a business or person receives and spends. ...the accounting firm of Leventhal & Horwath. see also account

Moby Thesaurus

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