bookkeeping

[ boo k-kee-ping ]
/ ˈbʊkˌki pɪŋ /
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noun

the work or skill of keeping account books or systematic records of money transactions (distinguished from accounting).

Nearby words

  1. booking clerk,
  2. booking office,
  3. bookish,
  4. bookishly,
  5. bookkeeper,
  6. booklet,
  7. booklet pane,
  8. booklight,
  9. booklore,
  10. booklouse

Origin of bookkeeping

First recorded in 1680–90; book + keeping

Related formsbook·keep·er, noun

Can be confusedaccounting bookkeeping finance(s)

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British Dictionary definitions for book-keeping

book-keeping

noun

the skill or occupation of maintaining accurate records of business transactions
Derived Formsbook-keeper, noun

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