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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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 Books that were published as a series counted as a single entry. Lynn Elber, The Seattle Times, "‘Mockingbird’ chosen as America’s best-loved novel in vote," 24 Oct. 2018 But the list, starting back in 1990 and including a single entry per year through 2018, is a treasure trove of garden recommendations. Paul Cappiello, The Courier-Journal, "Gardeners can go from OK to superb with the help of these websites," 6 July 2018 Even Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School had a single entry point for the public, but the school’s security staff had opened side gates early so students could get to their cars when school let out. Lois K. Solomon,, "Schools tighten up to keep intruders out," 5 July 2018 Many buildings now are designed with a single entry point but many more optional exits. Eric Levenson, CNN, "Texas official blames school shooting on too many exits and entrances," 19 May 2018 Every single entry is desperate, tired, and brimming with nerves. Bridget Malcolm, Teen Vogue, "Bridget Malcolm Opened Up About Dealing With Anxiety and Panic Attacks," 14 Apr. 2018 Those efforts include limiting visitors to a single entry point, providing a minimum of one school resource officer at every campus, and conducting risk assessments for all district schools by the beginning of the next school year. Dakin Andone, CNN, "Marjory Stoneman Douglas will require students to carry only clear backpacks," 22 Mar. 2018 Runcie's letter says every public school in the county will be reduced to a single entry for visitors by the start of 2019. Curt Anderson,, "2nd high bond set in Florida high school-related case," 21 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of single entry

1825, in the meaning defined above

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