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AUDIT

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does audit mean? 

AUDIT (noun)
  The noun AUDIT has 2 senses:

1. an inspection of the accounting procedures and records by a trained accountant or CPA
2. a methodical examination or review of a condition or situation

  Familiarity information: AUDIT used as a noun is rare.


AUDIT (verb)
  The verb AUDIT has 2 senses:

1. examine carefully for accuracy with the intent of verification
2. attend academic courses without getting credit

  Familiarity information: AUDIT used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


AUDIT (noun)


Sense 1audit [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An inspection of the accounting procedures and records by a trained accountant or CPA

Classified under:

Nouns denoting possession and transfer of possession

Synonyms:

audit; audited account

Hypernyms ("audit" is a kind of...):

accounting; accounting system; method of accounting (a bookkeeper's chronological list of related debits and credits of a business; forms part of a ledger of accounts)

Meronyms (parts of "audit"):

bottom line (the last line in an audit; the line that shows profit or loss)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "audit"):

financial audit (an attestation that the client's financial statement is accurate)

limited audit (an audit of limited scope (limited in time span or confined to particular accounts etc.))


Sense 2audit [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A methodical examination or review of a condition or situation

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Context examples:

he made an audit of all the plants on his property / an energy efficiency audit / an email log audit

Hypernyms ("audit" is a kind of...):

examination; scrutiny (the act of examining something closely (as for mistakes))


AUDIT (verb)


Sense 1audit [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Examine carefully for accuracy with the intent of verification

Classified under:

Verbs of thinking, judging, analyzing, doubting

Synonyms:

audit; scrutinise; scrutinize; inspect

Context example:

audit accounts and tax returns

Hypernyms (to "audit" is one way to...):

analyse; analyze; canvas; canvass; examine; study (consider in detail and subject to an analysis in order to discover essential features or meaning)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 2audit [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Attend academic courses without getting credit

Classified under:

Verbs of thinking, judging, analyzing, doubting

Hypernyms (to "audit" is one way to...):

learn; read; study; take (be a student of a certain subject)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s
Somebody ----s something


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