recordkeeping

[ rek-erd-kee-ping ]
/ ˈrɛk ərdˌki pɪŋ /

noun

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
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Word Origin and History for record-keeping

record-keeping


n.

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

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