double entry

noun Bookkeeping.
a method in which each transaction is entered twice in the ledger, once to the debit of one account, and once to the credit of another.
Compare single entry.


Origin:
1715–25

double-entry, adjective
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double entry
 
n
a.  Compare single entry a book-keeping system in which any commercial transaction is entered as a debit in one account and as a credit in another
 b.  (as modifier): double-entry book-keeping

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Example sentences
There's a bit more to business curricula than double entry bookkeeping and keyboarding.
The double entry is the traditional method in which the debit and credit entries are input separately into the system.
The district uses a double entry accounting system and incorporates a journal and general ledger.
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