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English definition of “inspection”

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 noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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