Definition Account for

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Definition

(Icarus) accounted for (the missing data): (Icarus) explained, gave reasons for, justified (the missing data)
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(December's sales) account for (50% of our annual revenue): (December's sales) represent, make up (50% of our annual revenue)
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Examples

  • "Christmas sales account for as much as 40% of a retail store's annual revenue and as much as 75% of its annual profit."
  • "Despite making up only 2% of the world's population, the Japanese account for one fifth of skin care sales."
  • "The marketing department, you see, has a flexible budget which accounts for the unpredictable expenses of publicity campaigns, endorsements and travel, so this outlay is not entirely unexpected."

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