• IPA: /ɔː.dɪt/

audit (plural audits)

  1. A judicial examination.
  2. An examination in general.
  3. 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. The result of such an examination, or an account as adjusted by auditors; final account.
    • c. 1608–1609, William Shakespeare, “The Tragedy of Coriolanus”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: Printed by Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358 ↗, [Act I, scene i]:
      Yet I can make my audit up.
  5. (Scientology) Spiritual counseling, which forms the core of Dianetics.
  6. (obsolete) A general receptacle or receiver.
    • It [a little brook] paid to its common audit no more than the revenues of a little cloud.
  7. (obsolete) An audience; a hearing.
    • 1649, [John] Milton, chapter V, in [Eikonoklastes]  […], London: Printed by Matthew Simmons,  […], OCLC 1044608640 ↗, page 49 ↗:
      With his orisons#English|Oriſons I meddle not, for hee appeals to a high Audit.
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  • Russian: ауди́т
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audit (audits, present participle auditing; past and past participle audited)

  1. To examine and adjust (e.g. an account).
    to audit the accounts of a treasure, or of parties who have a suit depending in court
  2. (finance, business) 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
  3. (Scientology) To counsel spiritually.
  4. To attend an academic class on a not-for-academic-credit basis.

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