re inspection


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.

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. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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Word Origin & History

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.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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