Meaning of “spot check” in the English Dictionary

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"spot check" in American English

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spot checknoun [ C ]

us /ˈspɑt ˌtʃek/

a close look at a few items in a group:

A spot check revealed that many students are out with flu.

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

"spot check" in Business English

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spot checknoun [ C ]

uk us

an examination of a company, activity, or process to make sure that everything is being done according to the rules, without warning the people involved that this is going to happen:

a spot check of/on sth Since last year's disclosure of illegal practices, there has been an increase in spot checks of local offices.
make/do/carry out a spot check Lenders can make spot checks to see whether you have defaulted on past loans.

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

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