- an item noted only once.
- a simple accounting system noting only amounts owed by and due to a business.
Compare double entry.
Origin of single entry
First recorded in 1820–30
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018
Examples from the Web for single entry
In single-entry matches no entry shall be made after the firing begins if any participant objects.The Modern American Pistol and Revolver
A. C. Gould
It was to avoid this obvious weakness of single-entry that the system of double-entry was evolved.
Like single-entry bookkeeping, such records are no more than mere memoranda.
- a simple book-keeping system in which transactions are entered in one account onlyCompare double entry
- (as modifier)a single-entry account
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012