Meaning of “inspector” in the English Dictionary

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"inspector" in British English

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inspectornoun [ C ]

uk /ɪnˈspek.tər/ us /ɪnˈspek.tɚ/

B2 someone whose job is to officially inspect something:

a tax inspector
a school inspector/an inspector of schools

B2 UK a police officer of middle rank, above a sergeant and below a superintendent

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(Definition of “inspector” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"inspector" in American English

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inspectornoun [ C ]

us /ɪnˈspek·tər/

someone whose job is to officially inspect something:

a safety inspector

An inspector is also a police officer of high rank.

(Definition of “inspector” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"inspector" in Business English

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inspectornoun [ C ]

uk /ɪnˈspektər/ us

WORKPLACE someone whose job is to officially inspect something, for example, a factory or building, in order to check that everything is correct and legal:

a quality/safety inspector
a factory inspector
A government inspector must certify the farm after visiting it.
A public inquiry would allow objectors to give evidence to an independent inspector.

US PROPERTY →  surveyor :

Choose a qualified home inspector to check the house before you buy.

(Definition of “inspector” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)