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English definition of “inspection”

inspection

noun [C/U]    /ɪnˈspek·ʃən/
the act of looking at something carefully in order to discover information : [U] At first she suspected that the letter was a forgery , but on closer inspection (= looked at more carefully ), it appeared to be genuine . An inspection is also a careful examination by an official to make certain that something is in good condition , or that rules are being obeyed : [C] He made an inspection of the elevators in the building .
(Definition of inspection noun from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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