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Definition of the noun accounts receivable

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  1. a creditor's accounts of money owed to him; normally arise from the sale of products or services
    • usage: plural / plural form
    • lexical domain: Possessions - nouns denoting possession and transfer of possession
    • more generic word: assets = anything of material value or usefulness that is owned by a person or company

Alternative definition of the noun accounts receivable


  1. The total monetary amount owed to a financial entity due to debts arising from sales on credit or on account.


Accounts Receivable is a fictional character from the 2013 film The Foxy Merkins.


Accounts receivable is a legally enforceable claim for payment from a business to its customer/clients for goods supplied and/or services rendered in execution of the customer's order. These are generally in the form of invoices raised by a business and delivered to the customer for payment within an agreed time frame. Accounts receivable is shown in a balance sheet as an asset. It is one of a series of accounting transactions dealing with the billing of a customer for goods and services that the customer has ordered. These may be distinguished from notes receivable, which are debts created through formal legal instruments called promissory notes.

  • also known as 應收帳款

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by Jack P. Friedman


Google previewAmerican Business and Accounting Encyclopedia (1908)

by William Winter Thorne

After the entry has been made on the cash book, it is desirable to file the letters in a special accounts receivable file, where they, may be traced as vouchers, which will show the net amount of check received in case any question should ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Business Analytics and Optimization (2014)

by Wang, John

The study of cash flow forecasting method is performed by using the data from Acme's accounts receivable aging report. The partial balance aging method, which is a more common practice in business, is applied to the accounts receivable ...

Google previewLongman Dictionary of Financial Terms (2007)

by M. J. Viljoen with Sibiya

EXAMPLE: Common areas of poor financial management were asset management; transfer payments; accounts receivable; revenue; unauthorised expenditure; and personnel. - Business Day accounts receivable financing When a company ...

Google previewDictionary of Finance and Investment Terms (2010)

by Jordan Elliot Goodman

ACCOUNTS RECEIVABLE money owed to a business for merchandise or services sold ...

Google previewThe New York Times Dictionary of Money and Investing (2002)

The Essential A-to-Z Guide to the Language of the New Market by Gretchen Morgenson, Campbell R. Harvey, Ph.D.

accounts receivable Money owed to a company by its customers. accounts receivable financing A short-term financing method in which accounts ...

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