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noun
economics the function of money that enables the user to keep accounts, value transactions, etc
Also called (esp US and Canadian): money of account a monetary denomination used for accounting purposes, etc, but not necessarily corresponding to any real currencythe ECU is the unit of account of the European Monetary Fund
the unit of currency of a country
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