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bookkeeping

[boo k-kee-ping] /ˈbʊkˌki pɪŋ/
noun
1.
the work or skill of keeping account books or systematic records of money transactions (distinguished from accounting).
Origin
1680-1690
1680-90; book + keeping
Related forms
bookkeeper, noun
Can be confused
accounting, bookkeeping, finance(s)
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Examples for bookkeeping
  • bookkeeping might be a better field for you if personal interaction is a problem.
  • There is always the bookkeeping function that has to take place between those branches.
  • The exact bookkeeping which accompanied the murders is the final loathsomeness.
  • Climatologists have a rather large problem with their bookkeeping.
  • To make light of the colony losses by creative bookkeeping is not quite cricket.
  • Any one with some idea of basic algebra or bookkeeping can balance it.
  • Most had no bookkeeping skills and were there because of family connections.
  • But amid all this dusty bookkeeping lurks some astonishing information.
  • More recently, she learned bookkeeping to make herself useful in the family's public relations business.
  • You'll excuse this, but it brings a hint of freshness to the stale morning breath of bookkeeping.

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