What does Inspector mean?

Definitions for Inspector
ɪnˈspɛk tərIn·spec·tor

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. inspector(noun)

    a high ranking police officer

  2. examiner, inspector(noun)

    an investigator who observes carefully

    "the examiner searched for clues"

GCIDE

  1. Inspector(n.)

    A police officer, typically holding a rank one below superintendent, and in some cases in charge of several precincts; as, inspector Clousseau is investigating the case.

    Etymology: [L.: cf. F. inspecteur.]

Wiktionary

  1. inspector(Noun)

    a person employed to inspect something

    Etymology: From Latin in- + spectāre, to look.

  2. inspector(Noun)

    a police officer ranking below superintendent

    Etymology: From Latin in- + spectāre, to look.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Inspector(noun)

    one who inspects, views, or oversees; one to whom the supervision of any work is committed; one who makes an official view or examination, as a military or civil officer; a superintendent; a supervisor; an overseer

    Etymology: [L.: cf. F. inspecteur.]

Freebase

  1. Inspector

    Inspector is both a police rank and an administrative position, both used in a number of contexts. However, it is not an equivalent rank in each police force.

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  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Inspector' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3460

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Inspector' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2709

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Inspector' in Nouns Frequency: #1151

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How to say Inspector in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Inspector in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Inspector in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of Inspector in a Sentence

  1. White House:

    I'm not Inspector Gadget, i don't believe people are using the microwave to spy on the Trump campaign. However, I'm not in the job of having evidence; that's what investigations are for.

  2. Michael Horowitz:

    The inspector general community will continue to conduct aggressive, independent oversight of the agencies that we oversee, this includes CIGIE's Pandemic Response Accountability Committee and its efforts on behalf of American taxpayers, families, businesses, patients, and health care providers to ensure that over $2 trillion dollars in emergency federal spending is being used consistently with the law's mandate.

  3. William Barr:

    The inspector general's report now makes clear that the FBI launched an intrusive investigation of a United States presidential campaign on the thinnest of suspicions that, in my view, were insufficient to justify the steps taken.

  4. Richard Evelyn Byrd, Sr.:

    A hand from Washington will be stretched out and placed upon every man’s business; the eye of the Federal inspector will be in every man’s counting house. The law will of necessity have inquisitorial features, it will provide penalties. It will create a complicated machinery. Under it businessmen will be hauled into courts distant from their homes. Heavy fines imposed by distant and unfamiliar tribunals will constantly menace the taxpayer. An army of Federal inspectors, spies and detectives will descend upon the state. They will compel men of business to show their books and disclose the secrets of their affairs. They will dictate forms of bookkeeping. They will require statements and affidavits. On the one hand the inspector can blackmail the taxpayer and on the other, he can profit by selling his secret to his competitor.

  5. Mike Pompeo:

    There are claims that this was for retaliation, for some investigation that the inspector general's office here was engaged in. Patently false. I have no sense of what investigations were taking place inside the inspector general's office, there is one exception. I was asked a series of questions in writing. I responded to those questions with respect to a particular investigation. That was some time earlier this year.

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