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spot check

noun
1.
a random sampling or quick sample investigation:
A spot check showed that at least ten percent of the items were defective.
Origin of spot check
1940-1945
1940-45

spot-check

[spot-chek] /ˈspɒtˌtʃɛk/
verb (used with object)
1.
to examine or investigate by means of a spot check.
verb (used without object)
2.
to conduct a spot check.
Origin
1940-45
Related forms
spot-checker, noun
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  • A spot check of newspapers in Philadelphia and New York reveals a pattern quite similar.

  • And there were over ten thousand randomized cards in that spot check.

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British Dictionary definitions for spot check

spot check

noun
1.
a quick random examination
2.
a check made without prior warning
verb
3.
(transitive) to perform a spot check on
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