Synonyms for accounting

Grammar : Noun
Spell : uh-koun-ting
Phonetic Transcription : əˈkaʊn tɪŋ

Définition of accounting

Origin :
  • "reckoning of numbers," late 14c., verbal noun from account (v.). Phrase no accounting for tastes (1823) translates Latin de gustibus non est disputandum.
  • noun keeping financial accounts
Example sentences :
  • It was not an accounting for what is, but for what it seemed possible to him might be.
  • Extract from : « The Meaning of Evolution » by Samuel Christian Schmucker
  • In other words, there is no accounting, thus far in the theory, for variation.
  • Extract from : « The Meaning of Evolution » by Samuel Christian Schmucker
  • And accounting him well warned by now, I read with confidence.
  • Extract from : « The Strolling Saint » by Raphael Sabatini
  • It is not so much the getting the forage as the amount of accounting that is involved.
  • Extract from : « War Letters of a Public-School Boy » by Paul Jones.
  • Our forefathers had their own ways of accounting for each of these calamities.
  • Extract from : « On the Advisableness of Improving Natural Knowledge » by Thomas H. Huxley
  • “Well—go on with your accounting then,” I said, assuming an air of resignation.
  • Extract from : « Chance » by Joseph Conrad
  • "You said you were in the accounting department," he urged impatiently.
  • Extract from : « The Million-Dollar Suitcase » by Alice MacGowan
  • We must remember that Newton was a pioneer in accounting for the physical properties of light.
  • Extract from : « Great Astronomers » by R. S. Ball
  • But there's no accounting for tastes, and I am glad to see that yours are no meaner.
  • Extract from : « A Pair of Blue Eyes » by Thomas Hardy
  • Janet immediately—what she would not have believed she would do—brought him to an accounting.
  • Extract from : « The Wrong Woman » by Charles D. Stewart

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