balance sheet

noun Accounting.
a tabular statement of both sides of a set of accounts in which the debit and credit balances add up as equal.
a statement of the financial position of a business on a specified date.

1830–40 Unabridged
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World English Dictionary
balance sheet
a statement that shows the financial position of a business enterprise at a specified date by listing the asset balances and the claims on such assets

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balance sheet definition

An orderly account of the assets of a company or individual and of the financial claims on those assets by others.

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Example sentences
The city was a balance sheet, a monstrously living, endlessly voracious
  organism of profits and losses.
The financial-services arm is also intertwined with the group's horribly
  over-stretched balance sheet.
The insurer had hundreds of millions in losses on its balance sheet.
Employers who provide for mental health care may cultivate a better balance
  sheet as well as a happier lunch room.
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