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).

Origin of bookkeeping

First recorded in 1680–90; book + keeping

Related forms

book·keep·er, noun

Can be confused

accounting 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 Forms

book-keeper, noun
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