JOURNAL

journal.

1. A book or record kept, usu. daily, as of the proceedings of a legislature or the events of a ship’s voyage. — Also termed log; logbook. See MINUTES(2).

2. Accounting. In double-entry bookkeeping, a book in which original entries are recorded before being transferred to a ledger.

3. A periodical or magazine, esp. one published for a scholarly or professional group. — Abbr. J.