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Account vs. Accounting

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Accountnoun

(accounting) A registry of pecuniary transactions; a written or printed statement of business dealings or debts and credits, and also of other things subjected to a reckoning or review.

Accountingverb

present participle of account

Accountnoun

(banking) A sum of money deposited at a bank and subject to withdrawal.

‘to keep one's account at the bank.’;

Accountingnoun

(accounting) The development and use of a system for recording and analyzing the financial transactions and financial status of a business or other organization.

Accountnoun

A statement in general of reasons, causes, grounds, etc., explanatory of some event; a reason of an action to be done.

‘No satisfactory account has been given of these phenomena.’;

Accountingnoun

A relaying of events; justification of actions.

‘He was required to give a thorough accounting of his time.’;

Accountnoun

A reason, grounds, consideration, motive; a person's sake.

‘Don't trouble yourself on my account.’; ‘on no account; on every account; on all accounts’;

Accountingadjective

Of or relating to accounting.

‘General accepted accounting principles’;

Accountnoun

(business) A business relationship involving the exchange of money and credit.

Accountingnoun

a convincing explanation that reveals basic causes;

‘he was unable to give a clear accounting for his actions’;

Accountnoun

A record of events; recital of transactions; a relation or narrative; a report; a description.

‘An account of a battle.’;

Accountingnoun

a system that provides quantitative information about finances

Accountnoun

An estimate or estimation; valuation; judgment.

Accountingnoun

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

Accountnoun

Importance; worth; value; esteem; judgement.

Accountingnoun

a bookkeeper's chronological list of related debits and credits of a business; forms part of a ledger of accounts

Accountnoun

An authorization to use a service.

‘I've opened an account with Wikipedia so that I can contribute and partake in the project.’;

Accountingnoun

a statement of recent transactions and the resulting balance;

‘they send me an accounting every month’;

Accountnoun

(archaic) A reckoning; computation; calculation; enumeration; a record of some reckoning.

Accounting

Accounting or accountancy is the measurement, processing, and communication of financial and non financial information about economic entities such as businesses and corporations. Accounting, which has been called the , measures the results of an organization's economic activities and conveys this information to a variety of users, including investors, creditors, management, and regulators.

‘language of business’;

Accountnoun

Profit; advantage.

Accountverb

To provide explanation.

Accountverb

To present an account of; to answer for, to justify.

Accountverb

To give an account of financial transactions, money received etc.

Accountverb

(transitive) To estimate, consider (something to be as described).

Accountverb

(intransitive) To consider that.

Accountverb

(intransitive) To give a satisfactory evaluation for financial transactions, money received etc.

‘An officer must account with or to the treasurer for money received.’;

Accountverb

(intransitive) To give a satisfactory evaluation for (one's actions, behaviour etc.); to answer for.

‘We must account for the use of our opportunities.’;

Accountverb

(intransitive) To give a satisfactory reason for; to explain.

‘Idleness accounts for poverty.’;

Accountverb

(intransitive) To establish the location for someone.

‘After the crash, not all passengers were accounted for.’;

Accountverb

(intransitive) To cause the death, capture, or destruction of someone or something (+ for).

Accountverb

To count.

Accountverb

To calculate, work out (especially with periods of time).

Accountverb

(obsolete) To count (up), enumerate.

Accountverb

(obsolete) To recount, relate (a narrative etc.).

Accountnoun

A reckoning; computation; calculation; enumeration; a record of some reckoning; as, the Julian account of time.

‘A beggarly account of empty boxes.’;

Accountnoun

A registry of pecuniary transactions; a written or printed statement of business dealings or debts and credits, and also of other things subjected to a reckoning or review; as, to keep one's account at the bank.

Accountnoun

A statement in general of reasons, causes, grounds, etc., explanatory of some event; as, no satisfactory account has been given of these phenomena. Hence, the word is often used simply for reason, ground, consideration, motive, etc.; as, on no account, on every account, on all accounts.

Accountnoun

A statement of facts or occurrences; recital of transactions; a relation or narrative; a report; a description; as, an account of a battle.

Accountnoun

A statement and explanation or vindication of one's conduct with reference to judgment thereon.

‘Give an account of thy stewardship.’;

Accountnoun

An estimate or estimation; valuation; judgment.

Accountnoun

Importance; worth; value; advantage; profit.

‘This other part . . . makes account to find no slender arguments for this assertion out of those very scriptures which are commonly urged against it.’;

Accountverb

To reckon; to compute; to count.

‘The motion of . . . the sun whereby years are accounted.’;

Accountverb

To place to one's account; to put to the credit of; to assign; - with to.

Accountverb

To value, estimate, or hold in opinion; to judge or consider; to deem.

‘Accounting that God was able to raise him up.’;

Accountverb

To recount; to relate.

Accountverb

To render or receive an account or relation of particulars; as, an officer must account with or to the treasurer for money received.

Accountverb

To render an account; to answer in judgment; - with for; as, we must account for the use of our opportunities.

Accountverb

To give a satisfactory reason; to tell the cause of; to explain; - with for; as, idleness accounts for poverty.

‘Newer was preaching more accounted of than in the sixteenth century.’;

Accountnoun

a formal contractual relationship established to provide for regular banking or brokerage or business services;

‘he asked to see the executive who handled his account’;

Accountnoun

the act of informing by verbal report;

‘he heard reports that they were causing trouble’; ‘by all accounts they were a happy couple’;

Accountnoun

a record or narrative description of past events;

‘a history of France’; ‘he gave an inaccurate account of the plot to kill the president’; ‘the story of exposure to lead’;

Accountnoun

a short account of the news;

‘the report of his speech’; ‘the story was on the 11 o'clock news’; ‘the account of his speech that was given on the evening news made the governor furious’;

Accountnoun

a statement of recent transactions and the resulting balance;

‘they send me an accounting every month’;

Accountnoun

a statement that makes something comprehensible by describing the relevant structure or operation or circumstances etc.;

‘the explanation was very simple’; ‘I expected a brief account’;

Accountnoun

an itemized statement of money owed for goods shipped or services rendered;

‘he paid his bill and left’; ‘send me an account of what I owe’;

Accountnoun

grounds;

‘don't do it on my account’; ‘the paper was rejected on account of its length’; ‘he tried to blame the victim but his success on that score was doubtful’;

Accountnoun

importance or value;

‘a person of considerable account’; ‘he predicted that although it is of small account now it will rapidly increase in importance’;

Accountnoun

the quality of taking advantage;

‘she turned her writing skills to good account’;

Accountverb

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’;

Accountverb

keep an account of

Accountverb

to give an account or representation of in words;

‘Discreet Italian police described it in a manner typically continental’;

Accountverb

furnish a justifying analysis or explanation;

‘I can't account for the missing money’;

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