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checking accountnoun [C]

uk   us   US (UK current account)
a ​bankaccount that you can take ​money from at any ​time and that usually ​earns little or no ​interest
(Definition of checking account from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"checking account" in American English

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checking accountnoun [C]

 /ˈtʃek·iŋ ə·kɑʊnt/
a ​bank account from which you can take ​money or make ​payments using a ​check
(Definition of checking account from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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checking accountnoun [C]

uk   us   US
BANKING →  current account
(Definition of checking account from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “checking account”
in Chinese (Simplified) 活期存款账户, 往来账户…
in Turkish cari hesap…
in Russian текущий счет…
in Chinese (Traditional) 活期存款帳戶, 往來帳戶…
in Polish rachunek oszczędnościowo-rozliczeniowy…
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