inspection

[in-spek-shuhn]
noun
1.
the act of inspecting or viewing, especially carefully or critically: an inspection of all luggage on the plane.
2.
formal or official viewing or examination: an inspection of the troops.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English inspeccio(u)n < Latin inspectiōn- (stem of inspectiō). See inspect, -ion

inspectional, adjective
preinspection, noun
reinspection, noun
self-inspection, noun


2. See examination.
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inspect (ɪnˈspɛkt)
 
vb
1.  to examine closely, esp for faults or errors
2.  to scrutinize officially (a document, military personnel on ceremonial parade, etc)
 
[C17: from Latin inspicere, from specere to look]
 
in'spectable
 
adj
 
in'spectingly
 
adv
 
in'spection
 
n
 
in'spectional
 
adj
 
in'spective
 
adj

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inspection
late 14c., from O.Fr. inspection, from L. inspectionem (nom. inspectio) "a looking into," from inspectus, pp. of inspicere "look into, inspect, examine," from in- "into" + specere "to look" (see scope (1)). Inspector "overseer, superintendent" is from c.1600; as a police ranking
between sergeant and superintendent, it dates from 1840.
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inspection definition

testing
A formal evaluation technique in which software requirements, design, or code are examined in detail by a person or group other than the author to detect faults, violations of development standards, and other problems.
(1996-05-22)

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Example sentences
But that claim, along with a number of others, falls apart on close inspection.
Certifying agents review the grower's organic system plan and conduct an
  initial inspection of the farm.
The proof is not perfect: parts of it require clarification and some steps need
  closer inspection.
Broad flagstones near the water's edge invite closer inspection.
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