single entry

single entry

single entry EXAMPLES|WORD ORIGIN noun Bookkeeping. an item noted only once. a simple accounting system noting only amounts owed by and due to a business.

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  • Compare double entry. Origin of single entry First recorded in 1820–30 Related formssin·gle-en·try, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019 Examples from the Web for single entry Historical Examples of single entry

  • In single-entry matches no entry shall be made after the firing begins if any participant objects.

    The Modern American Pistol and Revolver

    A. C. Gould

  • It was to avoid this obvious weakness of single-entry that the system of double-entry was evolved.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Slice 2


  • Like single-entry bookkeeping, such records are no more than mere memoranda.

    Cyclopedia of Commerce, Accountancy, Business Administration v. 2


  • British Dictionary definitions for single entry single entry noun

    1. a simple book-keeping system in which transactions are entered in one account onlyCompare double entry
    2. (as modifier)a single-entry account

    Collins English Dictionary – Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

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