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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Time and again Russia has used its veto at the Security Council to shut border crossings, reducing the routes for delivery of cross-border aid via Turkey to a single entry. Raed Al Saleh, CNN, 13 Feb. 2023 The investigation is still ongoing, but the culprit appeared to obtain the information through a single entry point serving customer data, and doesn’t appear to have breached the company’s systems or network. Dallas News, 19 Jan. 2023 Plus As TorrentFreak notes, every single entry on this list is a newcomer. Maren Estrada, BGR, 30 Dec. 2022 The catty-corner building, with its foundation-to-rooftop black exterior, suggests a nightclub or speakeasy awaits through the single entry door. Andrea E. Mchugh,, 29 Dec. 2022 If campuses locked down all but one single entry point, such routine behavior could easily leave a school vulnerable, experts and administrators say. Dallas News, 3 June 2022 Each donation serves as a single entry, with no limit on the number of donations, which can be made at Abbey White, The Hollywood Reporter, 9 Aug. 2022 There’s no special formatting this week except the usual request not to break up any individual entry with a line break (i.e., don’t push Enter within a single entry). Pat Myers, Washington Post, 7 July 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1825, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of single entry was in 1825

Dictionary Entries Near single entry

Cite this Entry

“Single entry.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 May. 2023.

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