single entry


Definition of single entry

: a method of bookkeeping that recognizes only one side of a business transaction and usually consists only of a record of cash and personal accounts with debtors and creditors

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Recent Examples on the Web Travel visas for party members will also be limited to a single entry rather than multiple entries as was possible before, according to two people familiar with the changes. New York Times, "U.S. Tightens Visa Rules for Chinese Communist Party Members," 3 Dec. 2020 And finally, the $250 Instinct package comes with a single ticket to Nikola World and a single entry to win the pickup. Roberto Baldwin, Car and Driver, "Nikola Badger Electric Pickup Buyers Can Place Deposits Starting Now," 29 June 2020 Players are now using single entry and exit points at the athletic facilities, and the department is implementing additional sanitizer units, capacity limits and warning signs. Evan Petzold, Detroit Free Press, "Central Michigan football players return to campus for voluntary workouts; EMU sets date," 15 June 2020 This is usually dug into the ground with a single entry hole. Steve Bender, Southern Living, "“Murder Hornet,” He Wrote," 27 May 2020 Bellaire High School students will be required to enter the school Thursday through a single entry point, where administrators will check bags, according to an email to parents Wednesday night from the Houston Independent School District. Julian Gill, Houston Chronicle, "HISD: Bellaire HS students' bags will be checked upon return to school," 15 Jan. 2020 The Iranians had been approved for single entry student visas, by U.S. embassies in Turkey and Armenia. NBC News, "No 'plan B': Iranian students despair as visa applications revoked," 20 Oct. 2019 Neither was there much genetic diversity between samples from victims during the Black Death, bolstering the view that Y. pestis found its way to Europe via a single entry point. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, "Researchers find just two plague strains wiped out 30%-60% of Europe," 14 Oct. 2019 Instead of having a single entry point to a company’s full network of business apps, tools and data—which can be accessed by workers via mobile devices with a password or other form of authentication—Mr. Angus Loten, WSJ, "Akamai Bets on ‘Zero Trust’ Approach to Security," 1 May 2019

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First Known Use of single entry

1825, in the meaning defined above

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14 Dec 2020

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“Single entry.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Jan. 2021.

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