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A counting house literally is the building, room, office or suite in which a business firm carries on operations, particularly accounting. By an obvious synecdoche it has come to mean the accounting operations of a firm, however housed. The term is British in origin, and is primarily used in the context of the 19th century or earlier periods. This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Accountancy (British English) or accounting (American English) is the process of maintaining, auditing, and processing financial information for business purposes. ... Look up Synecdoche in Wiktionary, the free dictionary Synecdoche is a figure of speech that presents a kind of metaphor in which: A part of something is used for the whole, The whole is used for a part, The species is used for the genus, The genus is used for... Accountancy (British English) or accounting (American English) is the process of maintaining, auditing, and processing financial information for business purposes. ... Alternative meaning: Nineteenth Century (periodical) (18th century — 19th century — 20th century — more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 19th century was that century which lasted from 1801-1900 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar. ...
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