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journal meaning

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  • Noun: journal  jurn(u)l
    1. A daily written record of (usually personal) experiences and observations
      - diary 
    2. A periodical dedicated to a particular subject
      "he reads the medical journals" 
    3. A ledger in which transactions have been recorded as they occurred
      - daybook 
    4. A record book as a physical object 
    5. The part of the axle contained by a bearing

    Derived forms: journals

    Type of: account book, axle, book, book of account, ledger, leger, periodical, piece of writing, volume, writing, written material

    Encyclopedia: Journal

  • [Business]
    AmE / noun [C]



    a newspaper or magazine that deals with a particular subject or profession:

    a business/professional journal


    used in the title of some newspapers:

    the Wall Street Journal

    3 (Accounting )

    a written record that is used to move amounts from one financial account to another:

    The journal entry consists of three parts: a debit entry, a credit entry and a short explanation.

  • [Electronics]
    A file of messages within an operating system, providing information for restarts and historical analysis of system functioning.

  • [Finance]
    1. In accounting, a first recording of financial transactions as they occur in time, so that they can then be used for future reconciling and transfer to other official accounting records such as the general ledger. A journal will state the date of the transaction, which account(s) were affected and the amounts, usually in a double-entry bookkeeping method.

  • [Law]
        An account of the proceedings of a legislative body.

    The Constitution of the U.S., Art. I, s.V, directs that 'each house shall keep a journal of its proceedings; and from time to time publish the same, excepting such parts as may, in their judgment, require secrecy.'

    The constitutions of the several states contain similar provisions.

    The journal of either house is evidence of the action of that house upon all matters before it.

    Mar. Law.
        The book kept on board of a ship or other vessel which contains an account of the ship's course, with a short history of every occurrence during the voyage. Another name for logbook. Common Law.
        A book used among merchants in which the contents of the waste-book are separated every month and entered on the debtor and creditor side, for more convenient posting in the ledger.

  • [Medicine]
    A publication issued at stated,more or less regular,intervals.

  • [Computer]
    <operating system> An on-going record of transactions, such as database updates, file system writes, procedure calls or message transmissions. A journal differs from a simple log in that the contents of the journal can be used to reconstruct the state of the system after a failure by re-applying the transactions in the journal to a snapshot of the system previous state.
  • The journal rubs against the bearing surface.
  • He would get back to the journal in a minute.
  • Ah, yes, a new journal might be worth trying.
  • We're reading marie bashkirtseff's journal.
  • He contributed to various journals.
  • As usual, he took considerable pains over his journal.
  • The clerk of the house prepares the journals of the house.
  • Gifts of books and journals can often be quite fortuitous.
  • The "nation" and other such liberal journals were equally bitter.
  • Busy with his journal or addressing a lyceum, he was untroubled.
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