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noun Bookkeeping.

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

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“Was” is used for the indicative past tense of “to be,” and “were” is only used for the subjunctive past tense.

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Origin of single entry

First recorded in 1820–30

OTHER WORDS FROM single entry

single-entry, adjective
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single entry

noun

  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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