account payable

ac·count pay·a·ble
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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [uh-kount pey-uh-buh l]
    • /əˈkaʊnt ˈpeɪ ə bəl/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [uh-kount pey-uh-buh l]
    • /əˈkaʊnt ˈpeɪ ə bəl/

Definitions of account payable words

  • noun account payable a current liability account showing amounts payable by a firm to suppliers for purchases of materials, stocks, or services on credit 3
  • noun account payable the amount owed by a business to a creditor, usually for goods or services 3
  • noun plural account payable a liability to a creditor, carried on open account, usually for purchases of goods and services. 1
  • noun account payable (usually plural only) Singular form of accounts payable. 0

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Origin of account payable

First appearance:

before 1935
One of the 8% newest English words
First recorded in 1935-40

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Parts of speech for Account payable


account payable popularity

This term is known only to a narrow circle of people with rare knowledge. Only 29% of English native speakers know the meaning of this word.
According to our data about 68% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

account payable usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for account payable

noun account payable

  • bill — A bill is a written statement of money that you owe for goods or services.
  • debt — A debt is a sum of money that you owe someone.
  • invoice — an itemized bill for goods sold or services provided, containing individual prices, the total charge, and the terms.
  • liabilityliabilities. moneys owed; debts or pecuniary obligations (opposed to assets). Accounting. liabilities as detailed on a balance sheet, especially in relation to assets and capital.
  • tab — ht

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