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bookkeepingnoun [U]

uk   /ˈbʊkˌkiː.pɪŋ/  us   /ˈbʊkˌkiː.pɪŋ/
(Definition of bookkeeping from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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bookkeepingnoun [U]

 us   /ˈbʊkˌki·pɪŋ/
the ​job or ​activity of ​keeping a ​record of ​moneyspent or ​received by a ​business or other ​organization
bookkeeper
noun [C]  us   /ˈbʊkˌki·pər/
A good bookkeeper does ​carefulwork.
(Definition of bookkeeping from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"bookkeeping" in Business English

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bookkeepingnoun [U]

(also book-keeping) uk   us   /ˈbʊkˌkiːpɪŋ/ ACCOUNTING
the ​activity of ​keepingrecords of all the ​money a ​companyspends and receives: The ​company said many of the problems arose from ​insufficientcontrols over its bookkeeping. Auditors uncovered 53 bookkeeping ​errors.
(Definition of bookkeeping from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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