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Audit - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'Audit' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Audit [ a.]
- An audience; a hearing.
- An examination in general; a judicial examination.
- The result of such an examination, or an account as adjusted by auditors; final account.
- A general receptacle or receiver.
2 . Audit [ v. i.]
- To settle or adjust an account.
3 . Audit [ v. t.]
- 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.

Meaning of 'Audit' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . audit [ n]
Meaning (1):
- a methodical examination or review of a condition or situation
Example in sentence:
  • an email log audit;
  • an energy efficiency audit;
  • he made an audit of all the plants on his property
2 . audit [ v]
Meaning (2):
- examine carefully for accuracy with the intent of verification
Example in sentence:
  • audit accounts and tax returns