Definition of audit noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈɔːdɪt//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈɔːdɪt//
    [countable, uncountable] Running a business
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  1. 1an official examination of business and financial records to see that they are true and correct an annual audit a tax audit preparing the accounts for audit See related entries: Running a business
  2. 2an official examination of the quality or standard of something an environmental audit see also green audit See related entries: Running a business
  3. Word Originlate Middle English: from Latin auditus ‘hearing’, from audire ‘hear’, in medieval Latin auditus (compoti) ‘audit (of an account)’, an audit originally being presented orally.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: audit