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

book′keep′er n.
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Noun1.bookkeeper - someone who records the transactions of a businessbookkeeper - someone who records the transactions of a business
accountant, comptroller, controller - someone who maintains and audits business accounts


[ˈbʊkˌkiːpəʳ] Ncontable mf, tenedor(a) m/f de libros, contador(a) m/f (LAm)
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Not constant scaremongering but a constant truth, so hidden from us by the book keepers that govern us.
Gary Burton, spokesman for book keepers Coral, said: "After shortening his price four times in the first few hours of trading, the strength of the support behind Ed suggests that this intriguing race has come to an end, but as the contest nears it's close, it looks like David's supporters are not giving up yet and we are seeing some opposition to the favourite".
Five centuries earlier, Indian book keepers thought along similar lines when they used negative numbers to denote debts.