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 for accounting
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Account \Ac*count"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Accounted; p. pr. &
     vb. n. Accounting.] [OE. acounten, accompten, OF. aconter,
     [`a] (L. ad) + conter to count. F. conter to tell, compter to
     count, L. computare. See Count, v. t.]
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     1. To reckon; to compute; to count. [Obs.]
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              The motion of . . . the sun whereby years are
              accounted.                            --Sir T.
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     2. To place to one's account; to put to the credit of; to
        assign; -- with to. [R.] --Clarendon.
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     3. To value, estimate, or hold in opinion; to judge or
        consider; to deem.
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              Accounting that God was able to raise him up. --Heb.
                                                    xi. 19.
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     4. To recount; to relate. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a convincing explanation that reveals basic causes; "he was
           unable to give a clear accounting for his actions"
      2: a system that provides quantitative information about
      3: the occupation of maintaining and auditing records and
         preparing financial reports for a business [syn:
         accountancy, accounting]
      4: a bookkeeper's chronological list of related debits and
         credits of a business; forms part of a ledger of accounts
         [syn: accounting, accounting system, method of
      5: a statement of recent transactions and the resulting balance;
         "they send me an accounting every month" [syn: account,
         accounting, account statement]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  56 Moby Thesaurus words for "accounting":
     account, account rendered, accountancy, acta, analysis, annual,
     audit, auditing, automatic electronic navigation, bookkeeping,
     braking, brief, bulletin, census, census report, computation,
     coordination, cost accounting, cost system, cost-accounting system,
     counting, dactylonomy, double-entry bookkeeping, election returns,
     enumeration, fact distribution, foliation, forecasts, inspection,
     inventorying, manipulation, measurement, minutes,
     monetary arithmetic, nonlinear calibrations, numbering, numeration,
     output measurement, pagination, proceedings, processing,
     quantification, quantization, record keeping, report, returns,
     single-entry bookkeeping, statement, steering,
     supersonic flow detection, tally, tallying, telling, the record,
     transactions, yearbook

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