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The practice or profession of recording the accounts and transactions of a business.

book′keep′er n.


(ˈbʊkˌki pɪŋ)

the occupation of keeping detailed records of a company's transactions, esp. its purchases and sales.
book′keep`er, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bookkeeping - the activity of recording business transactionsbookkeeping - the activity of recording business transactions
accountancy, accounting - the occupation of maintaining and auditing records and preparing financial reports for a business
single entry, single-entry bookkeeping - a simple bookkeeping system; transactions are entered in only one account
double entry, double-entry bookkeeping - bookkeeper debits the transaction to one account and credits it to another
posting - (bookkeeping) a listing on the company's records; "the posting was made in the cash account"


[ˈbʊkˌkiːpɪŋ] Ncontabilidad f, teneduría f de libros


[ˈbʊkkiːpɪŋ] ncomptabilité f
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