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inspection

noun [C or U] uk   /ɪnˈspek.ʃən/ us  
C1 the act of looking at something carefully, or an official visit to a building or organization to check that everything is correct and legal: Her passport seemed legitimate, but on closer inspection, it was found to have been altered. She arrived to carry out/make a health and safety inspection of the building.Analysing and evaluatingAssessing and estimating valueTesting, checking and experimenting US and Australian English an examination of the structure of a building by a specially trained person
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