item·​i·​za·​tion | \ˌī-tə-mə-ˈzā-shən \

Definition of itemization 

: the act of itemizing also : an itemized list

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As with the Mar-a-Lago records, the department did not provide room rates or itemizations for these stays but some are around the time when the city hosted military conferences or when Vice President Mike Pence visited. Cristina Alesci, CNN, "Exclusive: Defense Dept. charged nearly $140,000 at Trump branded properties," 14 Mar. 2018 Households at the higher end of the range who give less and have no medical bills or other itemizations may opt for the standard deduction. Rob Moll, Washington Post, "The Republican tax plan will make it more expensive to donate to your church," 15 Dec. 2017 Marleau did provide more itemization of his credit card charges on his latest report, filed Wednesday, after the state and the Free Press raised issues about his practices, even itemizing 20 credit card purchases that were below $50. Paul Egan, Detroit Free Press, "Lawmaker credit card reimbursements raise questions about political vs. personal spending," 29 Oct. 2017 So here goes with a far from complete itemization of the year’s great conversation starters — and continuers and expanders — in the New York theater. Ben Brantley And Charles Isherwood, New York Times, "The Best Theater of 2016," 6 Dec. 2016

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First Known Use of itemization

1894, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of itemization was in 1894

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item·​i·​za·​tion | \ˌī-tə-mə-ˈzā-shən \

Legal Definition of itemization 

: the act of itemizing also : an itemized list

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