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audit

au·dit

audit

 
 
pronunciation:
aw diht
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb, intransitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition: an often official examination of records or financial accounts to check their accuracy, or the report of such an examination.
The company's accountant does a monthly audit of the sales receipts and expenditures.
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: audited, auditing, audits
definition 1: to examine (records or accounts) so as to check accuracy.
The Internal Revenue Service will often audit a company or individual who claims a great number of deductions.
definition 2: to attend (a course at a school or college) for no credit.
I'm just auditing the course, so I won't be taking the exams.
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to examine records or accounts for accuracy.
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