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audit

verb [T] uk   /ˈɔː.dɪt/ us    /ˈɑː-/

audit verb [T] (FINANCE)

to make an official examination of the accounts of a business and produce a reportAccounting

audit verb [T] (EDUCATION)

US to go to a class or educational course for pleasure or interest, without being tested or receiving a qualification at the end: As a senior citizen, he is allowed to audit university classes.PresentAvailable and accessibleUnavailable and inaccessibleKnowing and learning

audit

noun [C] uk   /ˈɔː.dɪt/ us    /ˈɑː-/
an official examination of the accounts of a business: The company has an audit at the end of each financial year.Accounting
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