re·​ceiv·​able | \ ri-ˈsē-və-bəl How to pronounce receivable (audio) \

Definition of receivable

1 : capable of being received
2 : subject to call for payment notes receivable

Examples of receivable in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The platform aims to help companies eliminate the need for manual account payable and accounts receivable processes. Gene Marks, Forbes, 1 May 2022 The additional impairment includes receivable write-downs, expected credit losses and onerous contracts. Rochelle Toplensky, WSJ, 7 Apr. 2022 Monitoring the outstanding accounts receivable in your business and early collection helps with cash flow activities. Melissa Houston, Forbes, 20 Oct. 2021 Executives at such companies might be tempted to turn to whatever internal help is available in confronting sales tax issues, including their colleagues in accounts payable and accounts receivable. Forbes, 14 Apr. 2022 More remote-work options: The global pandemic tasked accounts receivable, billing, collections, payroll and many other teams with performing functions never designed for remote work. Steve Smith, Forbes, 20 Sep. 2021 Many have converted accounts receivable into tradable credit that circulates like money in China’s gray financial system. The Editorial Board, WSJ, 13 Oct. 2021 Nearly every company can generate unclaimed property, including accounts payable, accounts receivable, and/or payroll transactions. Jon D'amato, Forbes, 11 June 2021 Automation of the collection process for accounts receivable is a highly effective way of increasing positive cash flow. Expert Panel®, Forbes, 7 Dec. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of receivable

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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re·​ceiv·​able | \ ri-ˈsē-və-bəl How to pronounce receivable (audio) \

Legal Definition of receivable

1 : capable of being received
2 : subject to call for payment notes receivable — see also account receivable

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