What does audit mean?

Definitions for auditˈɔ dɪt

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word audit.

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


  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

  7. Origin: [L. auditus a hearing, fr. audire. See Audible, a.]


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Audit

    awd′it, n. an examination of accounts by one or more duly authorised persons: a calling to account generally: a statement of account: (obs.) a periodical settlement of accounts: (obs.) audience, hearing.—v.t. to examine and verify by reference to vouchers, &c.—ns. Audi′tion, the sense of hearing: the act of hearing: (rare) something heard; Aud′itor, a hearer: one who audits accounts:—fem. Aud′itress; Auditōr′ium, in an opera-house, public hall, or the like, the space allotted to the hearers: the reception-room of a monastery; Aud′itorship.—adj. Aud′itory, relating to the sense of hearing.—n. an audience: a place where lectures, &c., are heard.—Audit ale, an ale of special quality brewed for some Oxford and Cambridge colleges; orig. for use on the day of audit. [L. auditus, a hearing—audīre, to hear. See Audible.]

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


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of audit in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of audit in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Donald Trump:

    I can't release it while I'm under an audit.

  2. Regina Lopez:

    There's a moratorium on new mining until we're done with the audit.

  3. Jennifer Kaplan:

    It's an audit right now, it will take at least a number of months to look at the issue carefully.

  4. Mak Yuen Teen:

    I would like to see the special audit go into issues like how was Stirling Coleman selected as the arranger.

  5. The Kentucky Republican:

    I think there needs to be some sunshine. I'm going to fight 'em and we're going to get a vote on Audit the Fed.

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