audit

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v audit attend academic courses without getting credit
    • v audit examine carefully for accuracy with the intent of verification "audit accounts and tax returns"
    • n audit a methodical examination or review of a condition or situation "he made an audit of all the plants on his property","an energy efficiency audit","an email log audit"
    • n audit an inspection of the accounting procedures and records by a trained accountant or CPA
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Audit A general receptacle or receiver. "It [a little brook] paid to its common audit no more than the revenues of a little cloud."
    • Audit An audience; a hearing. "He appeals to a high audit ."
    • Audit An examination in general; a judicial examination.
    • Audit The result of such an examination, or an account as adjusted by auditors; final account. "Yet I can make my audit up."
    • v. t Audit 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.
    • v. i Audit To settle or adjust an account. "Let Hocus audit ; he knows how the money was disbursed."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n audit Audience; hearing.
    • n audit Official examination and verification of accounts or claims; an examination into accounts or dealings with money or property; especially, an examination of accounts by proper officers, or persons appointed for that purpose, who compare the charges with the vouchers, examine witnesses, and state the result.
    • n audit Hence A calling to account; an examination into one's actions.
    • n audit An account or a statement of account; a balance-sheet.
    • n audit A periodical auditing or settlement of accounts; hence, receipts; revenues.
    • audit To make audit of; examine and verify by reference to vouchers, as an account or accounts: as, to audit the accounts of a treasurer.
    • audit To examine into the correctness of an account; act as an auditor.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Audit awd′it an examination of accounts by one or more duly authorised persons: a calling to account generally: a statement of account: :
    • v.t Audit to examine and verify by reference to vouchers, &c
    • n Audit an audience: a place where lectures, &c., are heard
    • n Audit awd′it (obs.) a periodical settlement of accounts
    • n Audit awd′it (obs.) audience, hearing
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Quotations

  • James Humes
    James Humes
    “Every time you have to speak, you are auditioning for leadership.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. auditus, a hearing, fr. audire,. See Audible (a.)
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. auditus, a hearing—audīre, to hear. See Audible.

Usage

In literature:

Inspection and auditing of records.
"Homeland Security Act of 2002" by Committee on Homeland Security, U.S. House of Representatives
Father O'Malley did most of the purchasing for the Orphanage, and audited its accounts, I believe.
"The Record of Nicholas Freydon" by A. J. (Alec John) Dawson
The same night he was summoned to the audit of his crimes.
"Ringan Gilhaize" by John Galt
He is not "auditive"; like Loti and the Goncourts, he writes for the eye.
"Ivory Apes and Peacocks" by James Huneker
They are collected here and sent to the check office or auditing department daily, where they are all audited.
"How Department Stores Are Carried On" by W. B. Phillips
He transferred his belongings to the new clothes, and opened his billfold to audit his dwindling resources.
"Master of the Moondog" by Stanley Mullen
These trustees elect the surveyor and audit the accounts.
"Old and New London" by Walter Thornbury
I shall be scrupulously accurate, and submit an audited account at Christmas.
"The Silent Barrier" by Louis Tracy
Spring was here, the first boats would arrive any day, and with them would come the P. C. men to audit his accounts.
"The Crimson Gardenia and Other Tales of Adventure" by Rex Beach
Mr. Dainopoulos let his pen descend to the document he was auditing and nodded in comprehension.
"Command" by William McFee
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In poetry:

Happiness
Is a clean bill of health from the doctor,
And the kids shouldn't move back home for
more than a year,
And not being audited, overdrawn, in Wilkes-Barre,
in a lawsuit or in traction.
"Happiness (Reconsidered)" by Judith Viorst

In news:

Children's Playhouse auditioning for 'The Elves and The Shoemakers.
OTTUMWA — The Ottumwa Community Children's Playhouse is holding auditions for its winter production of "The Elves and The Shoemakers.".
Houston Rockets Power Dancer auditions.
MBARI first noticed evidence of the embezzlement during an independent audit about a month ago, said spokesman Kim Fulton-Bennett.
Park Slope Parents Trotting Tots to Baby Gap Audition Emit Aura of Careful Nonchalance.
It wasn't a very good night for Team Blake during night 5 of the blind auditions on 'The Voice.
Thanks to risk reduction of loans made to develop clean technology at Ford, an audit of the Energy Department 's controversial loan program finds overall costs are slightly less than what DOE had predicted.
Hayward's Douglas Morrisson Theatre is holding auditions for Rodgers and Hammerstein's classic, "The Sound of Music" now through June 25.
Erase data but leave an audit trail.
California county extends IT life with auditable data erasure .
Risk Management, Internal Audit Should Kiss and Make Up.
Collaboration of risk-management and internal-audit functions is helping organizations improve efficiency, decision-making, and results.
The US Office of Natural Resources Revenue (ONRR) collected a $136,000 fine from Energy Resources Technology Inc ( ERT ) for knowing failure to permit an audit.
Journal file photo Hoboken Police Department headquarters may have less people in it should city officials follow the suggestions of a state audit that calls for shrinking the size of the force.
Audit finds weakness in MBTA fare box cash system.
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In science:

Finally, the Policy was owned by Operational Risk, while the Control Standards document was owned by IT. Enforcement lay with Internal Audit. All of these groups were heavily involved in the development of both policy and standards.
Controlling End User Computing Applications - a case study
We ran a pilot course and exam with seven of our users, of varying experience, from audit, and the front, middle and back offices. Following up two months later, all found the course useful and to have made a difference to the way they approached their spreadsheet work.
Controlling End User Computing Applications - a case study
However, while the project dealt with the open audit point and made some progress on a general approach to the EUCA issue, the problem of ownership (and hence of budgeting) meant that the project ended prematurely.
Controlling End User Computing Applications - a case study
Preference Total is the objective function, because E4 has range name WBMAX (in the box below the auditing toolbar).
New Guidelines For Spreadsheets
Multiple sheets render auditing tools useless, as we saw above.
New Guidelines For Spreadsheets
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