What does audit mean?

Definitions for audit
ˈɔ dɪtau·dit

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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.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. audit

    The final passing of accounts.

Editors Contribution

  1. audit

    An independent review and verification of records and activities to assess the level of compliance with the standard being audited and the level of business process system controls.

    The audit was easy, simple and rewarding as the level of compliance was excellent.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 13, 2020  

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

How to pronounce audit?

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How to say audit in sign language?

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  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

Examples of audit in a Sentence

  1. Scott Knight:

    There are noises that some accountancy firms are avoiding signing off audit reports until things become clearer.

  2. Rachel Reeves:

    I urge Alok Sharma, as the new Secretary of State, to shake off the government's vague commitment to audit reform.

  3. Andreas Hammer:

    While the allegations predominantly concern activities which do not directly impact the FIFA financial statements, a review of the audit work performed by KPMG Switzerland is being conducted in consultation with KPMG International.

  4. Shayne Neuman:

    I have asked the Australian National Audit Office to launch an urgent investigation into the circumstances surrounding the Department of Home Affairs' procurement of garrison support and welfare services in Papua New Guinea.

  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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