audit trail

audit trail

audit trail Word Origin noun

  1. Accounting. the process or an instance of cross-referring each bookkeeping entry to its source in order to facilitate checking its accuracy.
  2. Computers. a track of a particular item of output data back through the processing steps that produced it to the corresponding input data.

Origin of audit trail First recorded in 1965–70 British Dictionary definitions for audit trail audit trail noun

  1. a record of all the transactions or data entries that a person or firm has carried out over a specific period

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