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Finance Glossary

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Book Entry

Definition:

You might think that "book entry" would have to do with writing stuff down in an actual book... but... the opposite is true. Book entry is the way that securities get registered today in an electronic form. No physical paper is used and no actual bond certificates or stock certificates are issued in most cases.