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[boo k-kee-ping] /ˈbʊkˌki pɪŋ/
the work or skill of keeping account books or systematic records of money transactions (distinguished from accounting).
Origin of bookkeeping
1680-90; book + keeping
Related forms
bookkeeper, noun
Can be confused
accounting, bookkeeping, finance(s) Unabridged
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