Accountability vs Winning - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between accountability and winning

is that accountability is the state of being accountable; liability to be called on to render an account; accountableness; responsible for; answerable for while winning is the act of obtaining something, as in a contest or by competition.

As a verb winning is

.

As an adjective winning is

that constitutes a win.

accountability

Noun

(en-noun)
  • The state of being accountable; liability to be called on to render an account; accountableness; responsible for; answerable for.
  • *
  • (military) The obligation imposed by law or lawful order or regulation on an officer or other person for keeping accurate record of property, documents, or funds. The person having this obligation may or may not have actual possession of the property, documents, or funds. Accountability is concerned primarily with records, while responsibility is concerned primarily with custody, care, and safekeeping. (JP 1-02 Department of Defense Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms)
  • Usage notes

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    Synonyms

    * accountableness

    See also

    * responsibility

    References

    winning

    English

    Verb

    (head)
  • Our horse was winning the race, but fell back just before the finish line.

    Derived terms

    * winnings

    Adjective

    (en-adj)
  • That constitutes a win.
  • the winning entry in the competition
    the winning lotto numbers
  • That leads to success.
  • a winning formula, strategy, etc.
  • Attractive.
  • a winning smile

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • The act of obtaining something, as in a contest or by competition.
  • (chiefly, in the plural) The money, etc., gained by success in competition or contest, especially in gambling.
  • * Chaucer
  • Ye seek land and sea for your winnings .
  • (mining) A new opening.
  • The portion of a coalfield out for working.
  • See also

    * winnings * winningest ----