double entry


: a method of bookkeeping that recognizes both sides of a business transaction by debiting the amount of the transaction to one account and crediting it to another account so the total debits equal the total credits

Examples of double entry in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The building itself is highly recognizable from the outside, with its balconies, double entry staircase, and photogenic black-and-white checkerboard sidewalk greeting guests and passersby. Lydia Mansel, Travel + Leisure, 27 Feb. 2024 Craig Cole Enterprises The first stop behind the black double entry doors is a 297-square-foot gray foyer cast in the glow of two half-moon chandeliers. Cathy Ching,, 3 May 2023 The house, which sits on a 1.6 acre lot, is a one-story contemporary Mediterranean style and features dramatic double entry doors that open onto a grand foyer with 33-foot ceilings. Wendy Geller, Peoplemag, 2 Mar. 2023 Steps off the circular driveway lead up to a portico supported by thick columns and protecting an arched double entry door. Lauren Beale, Forbes, 13 Mar. 2022 For decades, ranching, mining and railroad workers living around Antelope entered the double entry doors to socialize and receive support when needed. oregonlive, 26 Nov. 2021 The gray-haired man in the pearlescent blue silk suit was Richard Reynolds: double entry, member of Congress from Delaware and multiple arrests for solicitation of a prostitute—no convictions. August Cole, Wired, 5 June 2020 The master bedroom offers a glamorous bathroom complete with a double entry walk-in shower, overhead rain shower and a custom walk-in closet that features a vanity area, dressing room and chandelier lighting. Rebecca Hennes, Houston Chronicle, 15 Oct. 2019 The other two, published in 16th-century Antwerp and London, reflect double entry’s movement west across Europe. Jane Gleeson-White, WSJ, 23 Sep. 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

1741, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of double entry was in 1741

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“Double entry.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

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