single entry
noun Date: 1825 a method of bookkeeping that recognizes only one side of a business transaction and usually consists only of a record of cash and personal accounts with debtors and creditors

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  • Single entry — Single Sin gle, a. [L. singulus, a dim. from the root in simplex simple; cf. OE. & OF. sengle, fr. L. singulus. See {Simple}, and cf. {Singular}.] 1. One only, as distinguished from more than one; consisting of one alone; individual; separate; as …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Single entry — Entry En try, n.; pl. {Entries}. [OE. entree, entre, F. entr[ e]e, fr. entrer to enter. See {Enter}, and cf. {Entr[ e]e}.] 1. The act of entering or passing into or upon; entrance; ingress; hence, beginnings or first attempts; as, the entry of a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • single entry — n. a system of bookkeeping in which the only account kept is a single one consisting usually of a record of cash and of debts owed to and by the concern in question single entry adj …   English World dictionary

  • single entry — single entry, adj. Bookkeeping. 1. an item noted only once. 2. a simple accounting system noting only amounts owed by and due to a business. Cf. double entry. [1820 30] * * * …   Universalium

  • single entry — noun a simple bookkeeping system; transactions are entered in only one account • Syn: ↑single entry bookkeeping • Hypernyms: ↑bookkeeping, ↑clerking * * * noun : a method or system of bookkeeping that recognizes only one side of a business… …   Useful english dictionary

  • single-entry — singˈle entry noun A system of bookkeeping in which each entry appears only once on one side or other of an account • • • Main Entry: ↑single …   Useful english dictionary

  • single entry — sin′gle en′try n. bus a simple accounting system noting only amounts owed by and due to a business Compare double entry • Etymology: 1820–30 …   From formal English to slang

  • single entry — /sɪŋgəl ˈɛntri/ (say singguhl entree) noun a simple accounting system in which each transaction is noted by only one entry …   Australian English dictionary

  • single-entry — one sided recording (Accounting) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • single-entry — adjective denoting a system of bookkeeping in which each transaction is entered in one account only …   English new terms dictionary

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