Definitions for auditˈɔ dɪt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

au•ditˈɔ dɪt(n.)

  1. an official examination and verification of financial accounts and records.

    Category: Business

  2. a final report detailing an audit.

    Category: Business

  3. the inspection or examination of something, as a building, to determine its safety, efficiency, or the like.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  4. (v.t.)to make an audit of (accounts, records, etc.).

    Category: Business

  5. to attend (classes, lectures, etc.) as an auditor.

    Category: Education

  6. to make an audit of (a building or other facility) to evaluate safety, efficiency, etc.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  7. (v.i.)to perform an audit.

    Category: Business

Origin of audit:

1400–50; late ME audite < L audītus the sense or act of hearing

au′dit•a•ble(adj.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. audited account, audit(noun)

    an inspection of the accounting procedures and records by a trained accountant or CPA

  2. audit(verb)

    a methodical examination or review of a condition or situation

    "he made an audit of all the plants on his property"; "an energy efficiency audit"; "an email log audit"

  3. audit, scrutinize, scrutinise, inspect(verb)

    examine carefully for accuracy with the intent of verification

    "audit accounts and tax returns"

  4. audit(verb)

    attend academic courses without getting credit

Wiktionary

  1. audit(Noun)

    An examination in general.

  2. audit(Noun)

    A judicial examination.

  3. audit(Noun)

    An independent review and examination of records and activities to assess the adequacy of system controls, to ensure compliance with established policies and operational procedures, and to recommend necessary changes in controls, policies, or procedures

    National Assembly audit

  4. audit(Noun)

    Spiritual counseling, which forms the core of Dianetics.

  5. audit(Verb)

    To conduct an independent review and examination of system records and activities in order to test the adequacy and effectiveness of data security and data integrity procedures, to ensure compliance with established policy and operational procedures, and to recommend any necessary changes

  6. audit(Verb)

    To attend an academic class on a not-for-academic-credit basis.

  7. Origin: From auditus, from audio.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Audit(adj)

    an audience; a hearing

  2. Audit(adj)

    an examination in general; a judicial examination

  3. Audit(adj)

    the result of such an examination, or an account as adjusted by auditors; final account

  4. Audit(adj)

    a general receptacle or receiver

  5. Audit(verb)

    to examine and adjust, as an account or accounts; as, to audit the accounts of a treasure, or of parties who have a suit depending in court

  6. Audit(verb)

    to settle or adjust an account

Freebase

  1. Audit

    The general definition of an audit is an evaluation of a person, organisation, system, process, enterprise, project or product. The term most commonly refers to audits in accounting, internal auditing, and government auditing, but similar concepts also exist in project management, quality management, water management, and energy conservation. Auditing is defined as a systematic and independent examination of data, statements, records, operations and performances of an enterprise for a stated purpose. In any auditing the auditor perceives and recognizes the propositions before him for examination, collects evidence, evaluates the same and on this basis formulates his judgment which is communicated through his audit report.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'audit' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4297

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'audit' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3775

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'audit' in Nouns Frequency: #1628


Translations for audit

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

audit(noun)

an official examination of financial accounts.

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