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1    a verbal or written report, description, or narration of some occurrence, event, etc.  
2    an explanation of conduct, esp. one made to someone in authority  
3    ground; basis; consideration (often in the phrases on this (that, every, no, etc.) account, on account of)  
4    importance, consequence, or value  
of little account     
5    assessment; judgment  
6    profit or advantage  
to turn an idea to account     
7    part or behalf (only in the phrase on one's or someone's account)  
8      (Finance)  
a    a business relationship between a bank, department store, stockbroker, etc., and a depositor, customer, or client permitting the latter certain banking or credit services  
b    the sum of money deposited at a bank  
c    the amount of credit available to the holder of an account  
d    a record of these  
9    a statement of monetary transactions with the resulting balance  
10    (on the London Stock Exchange) the period, ordinarily of a fortnight's duration, in which transactions formerly took place and at the end of which settlements were made  
11      (Book-keeping)   a chronological list of debits and credits relating to a specified asset, liability, expense, or income of a business and forming part of the ledger  
a    a regular client or customer, esp. a firm that purchases commodities on credit  
b    an area of business assigned to another  
they transferred their publicity account to a new agent     
13    call (or bring)to account  
a    to insist on explanation  
b    to rebuke; reprimand  
c    to hold responsible  
14    give a good (bad, etc.) account of oneself   to perform well (badly, etc.)  
he gave a poor account of himself in the examination     
15    on account  
a    on credit  
b      (Also)    to account   as partial payment  
16    on account of   prep   because of; by reason of  
17    take account of or take into account   to take into consideration; allow for  
18    settle or square accounts with  
a    to pay or receive a balance due  
b    to get revenge on (someone)  
19       See       bank account       credit account  
20    tr   to consider or reckon  
he accounts himself poor     
     (C13: from Old French acont, from conter, compter to count1)  

account day  
      n   (on the London Stock Exchange) the day on which deliveries and payments relating to transactions made during the preceding account are made  
account executive  
      n   an executive in an advertising agency or public relations firm who manages a client's account  
account for  
      vb   intr, prep  
1    to give reasons for (an event, act, etc.)  
2    to make or provide a reckoning of (expenditure, payments, etc.)  
3    to be responsible for destroying, killing, or putting (people, aircraft, etc.) out of action  
account payable  
      n     (Accounting)     (U.S.)   a current liability account showing amounts payable by a firm to suppliers for purchases of materials, stocks, or services on credit  
account receivable  
      n     (Accounting)     (U.S.)   a current asset account showing amounts payable to a firm by customers who have made purchases of goods and services on credit  
bank account  
1    an account created by the deposit of money at a bank by a customer  
2    the amount of money credited to a depositor at a bank  
book of account  
      n      another name for       journal       4a  
budget account  
1    an account with a department store, etc., enabling a customer to make monthly payments to cover his past and future purchases  
2    a bank account for paying household bills, being credited with regular or equal monthly payments from the customer's current account  
capital account  
1      (Economics)   that part of a balance of payments composed of movements of capital and international loans and grants  
   Compare       current account       2  
2      (Accounting)   a financial statement showing the net value of a company at a specified date. It is defined as total assets minus total liabilities and represents ownership interests  
3      (U.S.)   an account of fixed assets  
charge account  
      n      another term for       credit account  
checking account  
      n      the U.S. name for       current account  
cheque account  
      n   an account at a bank or a building society upon which cheques can be drawn  
chequing account  
      n      the Canadian name for       current account  
control account  
      n     (Accounting)   an account to which are posted the debit and credit totals of other accounts, usually in preparation of financial statements  
credit account  
      n     (Brit)   a credit system by means of which customers may obtain goods and services before payment,   (Also called)    charge account  
current account  
1    an account at a bank or building society against which cheques may be drawn at any time,   (U.S. name)    checking account     (Canadian name)    chequing account  
2      (Economics)   that part of the balance of payments composed of the balance of trade and the invisible balance  
   Compare       capital account       1  
deposit account  
      n     (Brit)   a bank account that earns interest and usually requires notice of withdrawal  
drawing account  
      n     (U.S)   an account out of which an employee, partner, or salesman may make withdrawals to meet expenses or as advances against expected income  
expense account  
1    an arrangement by which expenses incurred in the course of a person's work are refunded by his employer or deducted from his income for tax purposes  
2    a record of such expenses  
3    modifier  
Informal   paid for by an employer or by money allowable against tax  
an expense-account lunch     
joint account  
      n   a bank account registered in the name of two or more persons, any of whom may make deposits and withdrawals  
money of account  
      n      another name (esp. U.S. and Canadian) for       unit of account  
1    worthless; good-for-nothing  
2    a worthless person  
nostro account  
      n   a bank account conducted by a British bank with a foreign bank, usually in the foreign currency  
   Compare       vostro account  
numbered account  
      n     (Banking)   an account identified only by a number, esp. one in a Swiss bank that could contain funds illegally obtained  
savings account  
      n   an account at a bank that accumulates interest  
short account  
1    the aggregate of short sales on an open market, esp. a stock market  
2    the account of a stock-market speculator who sells short  
suspense account  
      n     (Book-keeping)   an account in which entries are made until determination of their proper disposition  
trust account  
1      (Also called)    trustee account   a savings account deposited in the name of a trustee who controls it during his lifetime, after which the balance is payable to a prenominated beneficiary  
2    property under the control of a trustee or trustees  
unit of account  
1      (Economics)   the function of money that enables the user to keep accounts, value transactions, etc.  
2    a monetary denomination used for accounting purposes, etc., but not necessarily corresponding to any real currency  
the ECU is the unit of account of the European Monetary Fund        (Also called (esp. U.S. and Canadian))    money of account  
3    the unit of currency of a country  
vostro account  
      n   a bank account held by a foreign bank with a British bank, usually in sterling  
   Compare       nostro account  
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1    chronicle, description, detail, explanation, history, narration, narrative, recital, record, relation, report, statement, story, tale, version  
2      (Commerce)   balance, bill, book, books, charge, computation, inventory, invoice, ledger, reckoning, register, score, statement, tally  
3    advantage, benefit, consequence, distinction, esteem, honour, import, importance, merit, note, profit, rank, repute, significance, standing, use, value, worth  
4    basis, cause, consideration, ground, grounds, interest, motive, reason, regard, sake, score  
5    appraise, assess, believe, calculate, compute, consider, count, deem, esteem, estimate, explain, gauge, hold, judge, rate, reckon, regard, think, value, weigh  

account for  
1    answer for, clarify, clear up, elucidate, explain, illuminate, justify, rationalize  
2    destroy, incapacitate, kill, put out of action, put paid to  

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new trend in computing to take into account the environmental aspect when designing IT systems.
[med.] of or relating to the medical consideration of the whole person in the treatment of a disease, not only physically but also taking into account mental and social factors rather than just the symptoms
Ex: That clinic offers a holistic medecine approach to treat both the body and the mind sometimes even using practises from eastern traditions such as meditation or acupuncture.
do not take into account, disregard, ignore on purpose, avoid, dismiss
E.g: His boss asked him for a report, but he gave it the go-by.
network-based services that makes information available from multiple electronic devices by linking it to an account
disconnection of active online presence and accounts upon user's death.
Cyber Legacy Locker is the safe and secure way to pass encrypted access key of online accounts to authorized assignee.
[Leg.];[Tech.] passing access key of online account to friends or love ones
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