single entry

noun Bookkeeping.

an item noted only once.
a simple accounting system noting only amounts owed by and due to a business.
Compare double entry.

Origin of single entry

First recorded in 1820–30

OTHER WORDS FROM single entry

single-entry, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for single entry

single entry


  1. a simple book-keeping system in which transactions are entered in one account onlyCompare double entry
  2. (as modifier)a single-entry account
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