English version

audit trail

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Computers
audit trailˈaudit trail noun [countable] technical  1 accounting records which show a series of steps leading to the present financial situation The lack of a physical audit trail in electronic commerce increases the possibilities for tax avoidance.2 an electronic or paper record of how a computer is used
From Longman Business Dictionaryaudit trailˈaudit trail noun [countable]1ACCOUNTING a series of documents that shows the financial activities of a company, and shows whether their financial records are correctThe audit trail showed that the company had actually been losing money for some time.2COMPUTING a series of records of someone’s activities when using a computer system or when using the InternetOur computer system has an audit trail which records every request made of it as a standard security procedure.
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