Accounting. the process or an instance of cross-referring each bookkeeping entry to its source in order to facilitate checking its accuracy.
Computers. a track of a particular item of output data back through the processing steps that produced it to the corresponding input data.
Any financial transaction would also most likely have left an audit trail.
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a record of all the transactions or data entries that a person or firm has carried out over a specific period
. European History. the Enlightenment. noun the Enlightenment, esp in Germany n. 1801, from German Aufklärung (18c.), literally “Enlightenment,” from aufklären “to enlighten” (17c.), from auf “up” + klären “to clear,” from Latin clarus (see clear (adj.)).
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resembling the in filthiness or degradation. difficult and unpleasant: an Augean chore. Contemporary Examples I had to chase the chickens back into the coop and close the door so I could finish with the Augean Stables of the chicken pen. What Did TJ Mean By “Pursuit of Happiness,” Anyway? P. J. O’Rourke June 7, 2014 […]
- Augean stables
the stables in which King Augeas kept 3000 oxen, and which had not been cleaned for 30 years. The cleaning of these stables was accomplished by Hercules, who diverted the river Alpheus through them. Contemporary Examples I had to chase the chickens back into the coop and close the door so I could finish with […]