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"inspection" in British English

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inspectionnoun [C or U]

uk   us   /ɪnˈspek.ʃən/
C1 the ​act of ​looking at something ​carefully, or an ​officialvisit to a ​building or ​organization to ​check that everything is ​correct and ​legal: Her ​passportseemedlegitimate, 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 ​speciallytrainedperson
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(Definition of inspection from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"inspection" in American English

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inspectionnoun [C/U]

 us   /ɪnˈspek·ʃən/
the ​act of ​looking at something ​carefully in ​order to ​discoverinformation: [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 ​carefulexamination 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.
(Definition of inspection from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"inspection" in Business English

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inspectionnoun [C or U]

uk   us   /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 ​architectproposes to ​carry out an inspection of the ​building.a routine/regular/surprise inspection They ​foundcontamination 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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