noun ac·count·ing \ə-ˈkan-tiŋ\

: the skill, system, or job of keeping the financial records of a business or person

Full Definition of ACCOUNTING

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

Examples of ACCOUNTING

  1. <what accounting can you give for your bizarre actions on the night in question?>

First Known Use of ACCOUNTING


Other Business Terms

amortize, caveat emptor, clearinghouse, divest, due diligence, emolument, green-collar, marque, overhead, perquisite

Rhymes with ACCOUNTING

ACCOUNTING Defined for Kids


noun ac·count·ing \ə-ˈkan-tiŋ\

Definition of ACCOUNTING for Kids

:  the work of keeping a person's or a business's financial records
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