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inspection

noun [C or U]
 
 
/ɪnˈspekʃən/
the act of looking at something carefully to check its quality or condition: carry out/make an inspection Normally you will carry out an inspection of the goods as soon as possible after delivery. a close/detailed/thorough inspectionon closer/close inspection The goods looked fine, but, on closer inspection, several items were found to be faulty. Please present your ID for inspection when entering the building.
HR, WORKPLACE an official visit to a building or organization to check that everything is correct and legal: carry out/make/conduct an inspection The architect proposes to carry out an inspection of the building.a routine/regular/surprise inspection They found contamination on some equipment during a routine inspection in October. The premises are subject to a full inspection by Council officers each year.fail/pass an inspection The hospital must first pass an inspection. a health and safety inspection When you're buying a house, you need to get a house inspection done first, to make sure the house is in good condition.
(Definition of inspection from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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