Definition of ACCOUNTING

noun : ACCOUNTING

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) a convincing explanation that reveals basic causes; "he was unable to give a clear accounting for his actions" ;

  • 2. (

    ) a system that provides quantitative information about finances ;

  • 3. (

    ) the occupation of maintaining and auditing records and preparing financial reports for a business ;

verb : ACCOUNTING

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) be the sole or primary factor in the existence, acquisition, supply, or disposal of something; "Passing grades account for half of the grades given in this exam" ;

  • 3. (

    ) to give an account or representation of in words; "Discreet Italian police described it in a manner typically continental" ;

  • 4. (

    ) furnish a justifying analysis or explanation; "I can't account for the missing money" ;


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