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n. system of recording and analyzing financial transactions, auditing; detailed financial statement
v. explain; give a report; cause; regard

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Accounting or accountancy is the measurement, processing and communication of financial information about economic entities. The modern field was established by the Italian mathematician Luca Pacioli in 1494. Accounting, which has been called the "language of business", measures the results of an organization's economic activities and conveys this information to a variety of users, including investorscreditorsmanagement, and regulators. Practitioners of accounting are known as accountants. The terms 'accounting' and 'financial reporting' are often used as synonyms.

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1. a convincing explanation that reveals basic causes; "he was unable to give a clear accounting for his actions"
(hypernym) explanation, account
2. a system that provides quantitative information about finances
(hypernym) system, system of rules
(hyponym) balance of payments, balance of international payments
(derivation) account, calculate
(class) balanced
3. the occupation of maintaining and auditing records and preparing financial reports for a business
(synonym) accountancy
(hypernym) occupation, business, job, line of work, line
(hyponym) cost accounting
(derivation) account, calculate
(class) carry over, carry forward
4. a bookkeeper's chronological list of related debits and credits of a business; forms part of a ledger of accounts
(synonym) accounting system, method of accounting
(hypernym) register
(hyponym) control account
(member-holonym) ledger, leger, account book, book of account, book
(derivation) account, calculate
5. a statement of recent transactions and the resulting balance; "they send me an accounting every month"
(synonym) account, account statement
(hypernym) statement, financial statement
(hyponym) capital account
(part-meronym) balance
(derivation) account, calculate


1. a formal contractual relationship established to provide for regular banking or brokerage or business services; "he asked to see the executive who handled his account"
(synonym) business relationship
(hypernym) relationship
(hyponym) brokerage account
2. the act of informing by verbal report; "he heard reports that they were causing trouble"; "by all accounts they were a happy couple"
(synonym) report
(hypernym) informing, making known
(hyponym) summarization, summarisation
3. a record or narrative description of past events; "a history of France"; "he gave an inaccurate account of the plot to kill the president"; "the story of exposure to lead"
(synonym) history, chronicle, story
(hypernym) record
(hyponym) ancient history
(classification) history
4. a short account of the news; "the report of his speech"; "the story was on the 11 o'clock news"; "the account of his speech that was given on the evening news made the governor furious"
(synonym) report, news report, story, write up
(hypernym) news
(hyponym) newsletter, newssheet
5. a statement of recent transactions and the resulting balance; "they send me an accounting every month"
(synonym) accounting, account statement
(hypernym) statement, financial statement
(hyponym) capital account
(part-meronym) balance
6. a statement that makes something comprehensible by describing the relevant structure or operation or circumstances etc.; "the explanation was very simple"; "I expected a brief account"
(synonym) explanation
(hypernym) statement
(hyponym) simplification
(part-meronym) explicandum, explanandum
(derivation) report, describe
7. an itemized statement of money owed for goods shipped or services rendered; "he paid his bill and left"; "send me an account of what I owe"
(synonym) bill, invoice
(hypernym) statement, financial statement
(hyponym) electric bill
(derivation) calculate
8. grounds; "don't do it on my account"; "the paper was rejected on account of its length"; "he tried to blame the victim but his success on that score was doubtful"
(synonym) score
(hypernym) reason, ground
9. importance or value; "a person of considerable account"; "he predicted that although it is of small account now it will rapidly increase in importance"
(hypernym) importance
10. the quality of taking advantage; "she turned her writing skills to good account"
(hypernym) profit, gain

1. be the sole or primary factor in the existence, acquisition, supply, or disposal of something; "Passing grades account for half of the grades given in this exam"
(hypernym) be
2. keep an account of
(synonym) calculate
(hyponym) credit
(derivation) bill, invoice
3. to give an account or representation of in words; "Discreet Italian police described it in a manner typically continental"
(synonym) report, describe
(hypernym) inform
(derivation) explanation
4. furnish a justifying analysis or explanation; "I can't account for the missing money"
(synonym) answer for
(hypernym) declare
(derivation) explanation

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n. účetnictví
v. zdůvodnit co; činit

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Rzecz. księgowość
Czas. wyjaśniać; tłumaczyć; stanowić

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