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1. Expected or required to account for one's actions; answerable. See Synonyms at responsible.
2. Capable of being explained: an accountable phenomenon.
ac·count′a·bil′i·ty, ac·count′a·ble·ness n.
ac•count•a•bil•i•ty(əˌkaʊn təˈbɪl ɪ ti)
1. the state of being accountable, liable, or answerable.
2. a policy of holding public officials or other employees accountable for their actions and results: a need for greater accountability in the school system.
The obligation imposed by law or lawful order or regulation on an officer or other person for keeping accurate record of property, documents, or funds. The person having this obligation may or may not have actual possession of the property, documents, or funds. Accountability is concerned primarily with records, while responsibility is concerned primarily with custody, care, and safekeeping. See also responsibility.
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|Noun||1.||accountability - responsibility to someone or for some activity|
accountability[əˌkaʊntəˈbɪlətɪ] N → responsabilidad f
n → Verantwortlichkeit f → (to sb jdm gegenüber)