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unit of account

noun
1.
(economics) the function of money that enables the user to keep accounts, value transactions, etc
2.
Also called (esp US and Canadian) money of account. a monetary denomination used for accounting purposes, etc, but not necessarily corresponding to any real currency the ECU is the unit of account of the European Monetary Fund
3.
the unit of currency of a country
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