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audit trailnoun [C]

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ACCOUNTING documents and ​records that show the ​history of a company's ​financialactivities, ​examined by someone who is doing an audit (= ​checking a company's ​accounts): The ​audittrail must be ​supported by sufficient ​documentation to ​follow a ​transaction from beginning to end. You should ​maintain an ​adequateaudittrail of all ​transactions.
IT a ​record of the ​activity on a ​computer or ​computersystem: It's important to keep an ​audittrail to see who has ​changed a ​document and when. The ​database provides a ​fullaudittrail of ​activity.
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