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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [uh-koun-tn-see]
    • /əˈkaʊn tn si/
    • /əˈkaʊn.tən.si/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [uh-koun-tn-see]
    • /əˈkaʊn tn si/

Definitions of accountancy word

  • uncountable noun accountancy Accountancy is the theory or practice of keeping financial accounts. 3
  • noun accountancy the profession or business of an accountant 3
  • noun accountancy the keeping or inspecting of commercial accounts; work of an accountant 3
  • noun accountancy the art or practice of an accountant. 1
  • noun accountancy The profession or duties of an accountant. 1
  • noun accountancy financial accounting 1

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Origin of accountancy

First appearance:

before 1850
One of the 32% newest English words
First recorded in 1850-55; accountan(t) + -cy

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Parts of speech for Accountancy


accountancy popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 70% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

accountancy usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for accountancy

noun accountancy

  • accounting — Accounting is the activity of keeping detailed records of the amounts of money a business or person receives and spends.

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