the maintenance of a history of one's activities, as financial dealings, by entering data in ledgers or journals, putting documents in files, etc.

Origin of recordkeeping

First recorded in 1960–65; record + keep + -ing1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for record-keeping

reporting, registration, documentation, recounting

Examples from the Web for record-keeping

Contemporary Examples of record-keeping

Historical Examples of record-keeping

  • Lefax represents positively the last word in record-keeping.

Word Origin and History for record-keeping

also recordkeeping, 1841; see record (n.) + keeping, verbal noun from keep (v.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper