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inspection

[in-spek-shuh n] /ɪnˈspɛk ʃən/
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
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
Synonyms
2. See examination.
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Word Origin and History for reinspection
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.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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