(noun, verb)


1. a convincing explanation that reveals basic causes

- he was unable to give a clear accounting for his actions

Definition categories: communication, account, explanation

2. a system that provides quantitative information about finances

Definition categories: thought, system

3. the occupation of maintaining and auditing records and preparing financial reports for a business

Similar word(s): accountancy

Definition categories: act, business, job, line, occupation

4. a bookkeeper's chronological list of related debits and credits of a business; forms part of a ledger of accounts

Definition categories: possession, register

5. a statement of recent transactions and the resulting balance

- they send me an accounting every month

Similar word(s): account

Definition categories: possession, statement

Sentences with accounting as a noun:

- He was required to give a thorough accounting of his time.


1. present participle of account