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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Slang A person, such as an accountant or financial officer, who is concerned with quantification, especially to the exclusion of other matters: "Companies tended to recognize two cultures—that of the technologist and that of the bean counter” ( Financial Times).

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  • n. A person, such as an accountant or financial officer, who is concerned with quantification, especially to the exclusion of other matters: (Financial Times)..

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. an accountant or bureaucrat who is believed to place undue emphasis on the control of expenditures

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