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