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[in-spek-shuh n] /ɪnˈspɛk ʃən/
the act of inspecting or viewing, especially carefully or critically:
an inspection of all luggage on the plane.
formal or official viewing or examination:
an inspection of the troops.
Origin of inspection
1350-1400; Middle English inspeccio(u)n < Latin inspectiōn- (stem of inspectiō). See inspect, -ion
Related forms
inspectional, adjective
preinspection, noun
reinspection, noun
self-inspection, noun
2. See examination. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for inspection
  • 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.
  • And in the middle of that is fine print that would actually exempt meat products from federal inspection.
  • Public records are available for inspection and copying upon request.
  • Their names were clearly displayed for inspection by headhunters at rival software companies.
  • The request also revealed the screening system includes inspection notes from earlier border inspections.
  • Fraudulent and stolen motor inspection stickers long been a problem for motor vehicle officials for years.
  • If you are able to get a bid accepted, you should be able to get that inspection taken care of while you're there.
Word Origin and History for inspection

late 14c., from Old French inspeccion "inspection, examination" (13c.), from Latin inspectionem (nominative inspectio) "a looking into," noun of action from past participle stem of inspicere "look into, inspect, examine," from in- "into" (see in- (2)) + specere "to look" (see scope (n.1)).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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inspection in Technology

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.

The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010
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