Definition of inspection in English:



  • [mass noun] Careful examination or scrutiny:

    ‘on closer inspection it looked like a fossil’
    ‘please have your tickets ready for inspection’
    [count noun] ‘we carry out regular safety inspections’
    • ‘We also encountered a degree of hostility while carrying out our inspections.’
    • ‘They in turn must take inspections and see if the encroachments have been permanently removed.’
    • ‘Usually, a purchaser should rely upon his own inspection and his surveyor's report.’
    • ‘That explains why Reed started his own company specializing in pipeline inspections.’
    • ‘Such inspections are conducted only on the basis of complaints and to verify discrepancies.’
    examination, check, check-up, survey, scrutiny, look-over, probe, exploration, perusal, view, scan, observation, investigation, assessment, appraisal, review, evaluation
    examining, checking, surveying, vetting, investigating, assessing, appraising, consideration
    once-over, going-over, look-see, overhaul
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