Definition of Bookkeeping

1. Noun. The activity of recording business transactions.

Exact synonyms: Clerking
Generic synonyms: Accountancy, Accounting
Specialized synonyms: Single Entry, Single-entry Bookkeeping, Double Entry, Double-entry Bookkeeping
Examples of category: Posting
Derivative terms: Clerk



Definition of Bookkeeping

1. n. The art of recording pecuniary or business transactions in a regular and systematic manner, so as to show their relation to each other, and the state of the business in which they occur; the art of keeping accounts. The books commonly used are a daybook, cashbook, journal, and ledger. See Daybook, Cashbook, Journal, and Ledger.

Definition of Bookkeeping

1. Noun. Accounting: the skill or practice of keeping books or systematic records of financial transactions, e.g. income and expenses. ¹

2. Verb. (present participle of bookkeep) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Bookkeeping

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Bookkeeping

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booking
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bookishnesses
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bookjackets
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bookkeeper
bookkeepers
bookkeeping (current term)
bookkeepings
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Literary usage of Bookkeeping

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Subject Index of the Modern Works Added to the Library of the British Museum ...by George Knottesford Fortescue by George Knottesford Fortescue (1902)
"Неон. bookkeeping, with gome chapters on business usages, pp. 88. 1897. 8°. ... BARTER (J.) How to learn bookkeeping without a master, pp. 31. Lond. 1899. ..."

2. The Cumulative Book Index by H.W. Wilson Company (1901)
"bookkeeping as it is practised in large business houses. Hoffmann, . ... First guide to elementary practical bookkeeping. Brown, DJA 35c. Longmans. ..."

3. Self-surveys by Colleges and Universities by William Harvey Allen (1917)
"bookkeeping Methods The General Education Board announced in 1915 its intention to prepare a handbook on college bookkeeping, presumably for free ..."

4. The Rise of the High School in Massachusetts by Alexander James Inglis (1911)
"By 1838-39 the number had increased to seventeen and in 1840-41 twenty-one towns claimed to offer bookkeeping in the public schools.1s9 By ..."

5. Wage Earning and Education by Rufus Rolla Lutz (1916)
"bookkeeping The bookkeeping which modern business, except in the small establishment, demands of young workers is certainly not the journal and ledger ..."

6. Modern Accounting, Its Principles and Some of Its Problems by Henry Rand Hatfield (1909)
"DYER, S. A Common Sense Method of Double Entry bookkeeping on First Principles as Suggested ... The Principles and Practice of bookkeeping. New York, 1841. ..."

7. Handbook of Building Construction: Data for Architects, Designing and by George Albert Hool, Nathan Clarke Johnson (1920)
"Individual bookkeeping or commercial desks for each pupil, store closets ... Connecting with bookkeeping room. Size.—About same size as bookkeeping room. ..."

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