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inspectionnoun [C or U]

uk   /ɪnˈspek.ʃən/ us   /ɪnˈspek.ʃən/
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.
US and Australian English UK survey an examination of the structure of a building by a specially trained person
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(Definition of inspection from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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inspectionnoun [C/U]

us   /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.
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"inspection" in Business English

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inspectionnoun [C or U]

uk   /ɪnˈspekʃən/ us  
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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