memo entry

An entry without debit or credit amounts. For example, assume that a corporation has 100,000 shares of $0.50 par value common stock before a 2-for-1 stock split. At the time of the split a memo entry would be entered in the records stating that after the 2-for-1 stock split, the corporation has 200,000 shares of $0.25 par value common stock outstanding. No dollar amounts would be posted to the accounts in the general ledger.