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recordkeeping

[rek-erd-kee-ping]
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noun
  1. the maintenance of a history of one's activities, as financial dealings, by entering data in ledgers or journals, putting documents in files, etc.
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Origin of recordkeeping

First recorded in 1960–65; record + keep + -ing1
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Related Words for record-keeping

reporting, registration, documentation, recounting, record-keeping

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


Word Origin and History for record-keeping

n.

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

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