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English noun: accounting

1. accounting (communication) a convincing explanation that reveals basic causes


SamplesHe was unable to give a clear accounting for his actions.


Broader (hypernym)account, explanation

2. accounting (cognition) a system that provides quantitative information about finances


Broader (hypernym)system, system of rules


Narrower (hyponym)balance of international payments, balance of payments, current account


Domain category membersdebit, good will, goodwill, internal control, inventory, limited review, review, straight-line method, straight-line method of depreciation, unbalanced, unearned income, unearned revenue, write-down, write-off

3. accounting (act) the occupation of maintaining and auditing records and preparing financial reports for a business


Synonymsaccountancy


Broader (hypernym)business, job, line, line of work, occupation


Narrower (hyponym)bookkeeping, clerking, cost accounting, inventory accounting


Domain category memberscarry forward, carry over

4. accounting (possession) a bookkeeper's chronological list of related debits and credits of a business; forms part of a ledger of accounts


Synonymsaccounting system, method of accounting


Broader (hypernym)register


Narrower (hyponym)accounting entry, accrual basis, audit, audited account, cash basis, control account, credit side, debit side, entry, ledger entry, limited review, pooling of interest, review


Member meronymaccount book, book, book of account, ledger, leger

5. accounting (possession) a statement of recent transactions and the resulting balance


SamplesThey send me an accounting every month.


Synonymsaccount, account statement


Broader (hypernym)financial statement, statement


Narrower (hyponym)capital account, capital account, expense account, profit and loss, profit and loss account, suspense account, travel and entertainment account


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