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auditor

noun

  1. (perceiver)  someone who listens attentively
    Synonyms: attender, hearer, listener. Type of: perceiver. Member of: audience
  2. (student)  a student who attends a course but doesn't take it for credit
    Synonyms: aud. [abbreviation]. Type of: student
  3. (accountant)  a qualified accountant who inspects the accounting records and practices of a business or other organization
    Synonyms: aud. [abbreviation]. Type of: accountant

Etymology summary

"official who receives and examines accounts"; late 14th century, "a listener",...
(Source: Online Etymology)  [more]

Definition references

Wikipedia:

Audit

an evaluation of a person, organization, system, process, enterprise, project or product. The term most commonly refers to audits in accounting, internal auditing, and government auditing, but similar concepts also exist in project management, quality ... (35 of 2624 words)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Audit

Collins Dictionary:

auditor | auditorial [adjective, derived]

a person qualified to audit accounts | a person who hears or listens | [Australian, United States, Canadian] a registered student who attends a class ... (23 of 468 words, 3 definitions, 8 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/auditor

Oxford Dictionary:

auditor | auditorial [derived]

a person who conducts an audit | a listener | [North American] : a person who attends a class informally without working for credit. (22 of 97 words, 3 definitions, 3 usage examples, pronunciations)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/auditor

Merriam-Webster:

auditor

a person authorized to examine and verify accounts | one who hears or listens ; especially, one who is a member of an audience | a person who audits a ... (28 of 73 words, 4 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/auditor

Wiktionary:

auditor | auditors [plural] | auditour [obsolete, sense-specific]

One who audits bookkeeping accounts. | In many jurisdictions, an elected or appointed public official in charge of the public accounts; a comptroller. | One who audits an academic course; who attends the lectures but does not earn academic credit. | ... (38 of 58 words, 5 definitions, pronunciation)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/auditor

Random House Dictionary:

auditor

a person appointed and authorized to examine accounts and accounting ... | a university student registered for a course without credit and without ... (22 of 57 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/auditor

Macmillan British Dictionary:

auditor [countable, business] | auditors [plural]

someone whose job is to officially examine the financial records of a company, organization, or person to see that they are accurate (22 of 49 words, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/auditor

New World Dictionary:

auditor

a hearer or listener | a person authorized to audit accounts ; a public official who audits government accounts, distributes revenues, assesses ... (21 of 42 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/auditor

Cambridge Dictionary:

auditor

someone whose job is to carry out an official examination of the accounts of a business and to produce a report (21 of 40 words, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/auditor

American Heritage Dictionary:

auditor

One that audits accounts. | One who audits a course. | One who hears; a listener. (14 of 36 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/auditor

Encarta Dictionary:

auditor | auditors [plural]

somebody who checks accounts or conducts an audit of an organization | a student who attends a class without asking for or receiving academic credit ... (24 of 79 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861587690​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Online Etymology:

auditor

First use: early 14th century

Origin: "official who receives and examines accounts"; late 14th century, "a listener", from Anglo-French auditour (Old French oieor "listener, ... (21 of 57 etymology words)

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=auditor

American Heritage Dictionary:

auditor

Origin: Middle English, from Anglo-Norman auditour, from Latin audītor, listener, from audīre, to hear; see au- in Indo-European roots.

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/auditor

Oxford Dictionary:

auditor

Origin: Middle English: from Old French auditeur, from Latin auditor, from audire "to hear"

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/auditor

Collins Dictionary:

auditor

First use: 14th century

Origin: from Old French auditeur, from Latin audītor a hearer

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/auditor

New World Dictionary:

auditor

Origin: Middle English from Latin from audire: see "audience"

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/auditor

Wiktionary:

auditor | auditors [plural]

Origin: Anglo-Norman auditour, from Latin audītor ("hearer, auditor").

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/auditor

Encarta Dictionary:

auditor | auditors [plural]

First use: 14th century

Origin: Anglo-Norman from Latin, "hearer" from audire "hear"

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861587690​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Wiktionary:

auditor | auditors [plural]

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "auditor"

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/auditor

Collins Dictionary:

auditor

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "auditor"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/auditor

Macmillan American Dictionary:

auditor [countable] | auditors [plural]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "auditor"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/auditor

Macmillan British Dictionary:

auditor [countable, business] | auditors [plural]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "auditor"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/auditor

Cambridge Dictionary:

auditor

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "auditor"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "auditor"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/auditor

the Free Dictionary:

auditor

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "auditor"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "auditor"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "auditor" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/auditor

Google Dictionary:

auditor | auditors [plural]

Audio: English pronunciation of "auditor"

www​.google​.com​/#hl=en&tbs=dfn​:1&fp=1&q=auditor

Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

auditor

Audio: North American pronunciation of "auditor"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=audito​01 word=auditor

YourDictionary Audio:

auditor

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "auditor" by speech synthesizer

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/auditor

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