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Definition of "audit" []

  • An examination of records or financial accounts to check their accuracy. (noun)
  • An adjustment or correction of accounts. (noun)
  • An examined and verified account. (noun)
  • To examine, verify, or correct the financial accounts of: Independent accountants audit the company annually. The IRS audits questionable income tax returns. (verb-transitive)
  • To attend (a course) without requesting or receiving academic credit. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "audit" in a sentence
  • "Governing Class: The governor is wondering where all the visitors are, and New York City's comptroller tries to make the word audit something to get excited about."
  • "The original ARSC simply didn't want us to confuse the term audit risk with review risk."
  • "Most of the audit is as expected and I ceased long ago getting ticked off about it; but the new focus on use tax – ie, not just did you collect and pay sales tax on your retail sales but did you pay proper sales tax on every purchase, is really annoying."