ORDER Definition

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ORDER is a listing of goods or services requested from a supplier with specifications and desired delivery method.  A company starts the purchase process internally with a requisition, which results in an order being transmitted to a supplier.  When the supplier ships the goods or provides the service, an invoice is sent to the customer telling the customer the specifications, delivery method, and price of those goods or services.

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HISTORICAL COST CONVENTION is that assets are recorded at their initial cost and are not subsequently revalued upwards, and liabilities valued at the amount initially received in exchange for the obligation. The relevance of the convention is that figures remain objectively based on verifiable figures, but in times of high inflation historical cost can become a dubious convention to follow.

CONSTRAINT is a limiting factor to business activity.

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