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

Examples of single entry in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The cost is $20 for a team entry or $20 for a single entry., 29 Aug. 2021 Motorcycle innovators Trey Vance and Byron Hines will go in as a single entry. San Francisco Chronicle, 13 Aug. 2021 Every single entry in the top 10 was a performance that had been on the show. Samantha Hissong, Rolling Stone, 19 Mar. 2021 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, 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, 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, 15 June 2020 This is usually dug into the ground with a single entry hole. Steve Bender, Southern Living, 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, 15 Jan. 2020

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First Known Use of single entry

1825, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of single entry was in 1825

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“Single entry.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Jan. 2022.

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