Account Code

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Definition: Account Code


Quick Summary of Account Code


An account designator, especially one that is not numeric.



What is the dictionary definition of Account Code?

Dictionary Definition


An account code is a number given to an account to form a chart of accounts. Each digit in the code represent a feature; for example: type of asset, location, maintaining department, etc.

When accounts are designated by numbers, the synonymous term account number is more common. The term account code is principally used when accounts designators are non-numeric, for example if they use both letters and numbers.


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Definition Sources


Definitions for Account Code are sourced/syndicated and enhanced from:

  • A Dictionary of Economics (Oxford Quick Reference)
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Accounting
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Business & Management

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