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Definitions of accounting:
  • noun:   a system that provides quantitative information about finances
  • noun:   a convincing explanation that reveals basic causes
    Example: "He was unable to give a clear accounting for his actions"
  • noun:   a bookkeeper's chronological list of related debits and credits of a business; forms part of a ledger of accounts
  • noun:   the occupation of maintaining and auditing records and preparing financial reports for a business
  • noun:   a statement of recent transactions and the resulting balance
    Example: "They send me an accounting every month"

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