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English definition of “inspector”


noun [C]     /ɪnˈspek.tər/
B2 someone whose job is to officially inspect something: a tax inspector a school inspector/an inspector of schools Testing, checking and experimenting B2 UK a police officer of middle rank , above a sergeant and below a superintendent People who work for the police service
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