Definitions for inspection
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word inspection.
a formal or official examination
"the platoon stood ready for review"; "we had to wait for the inspection before we could use the elevator"
Act of examining something, often closely.
Upon closer inspection, the animal turned out to be a dolphin, not a shark!
Organization that checks that certain laws or rules are obeyed.
The inspection fined the restaurant's owner because the kitchen was dirty.
Etymology: From inspectio, from the verb inspecto, from specto, frequentive of specio.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: inspection, French; inspectio, Latin.
With narrow search, and with inspection deep,
Consider every creature. John Milton.
Our religion is a religion that dares to be understood; that offers itself to the search of the inquisitive, to the inspection of the severest and the most awakened reason; for, being secure of her substantial truth and purity, she knows that for her to be seen and looked into, is to be embraced and admired, as there needs no greater argument for men to love the light than to see it. Robert South, Sermons.
We may safely conceal our good deeds from the publick view, when they run no hazard of being diverted to improper ends, for want of our own inspection. Francis Atterbury.
We should apply ourselves to study the perfections of God; and to procure lively and vigorous impressions of his perpetual presence with us, and inspection over us. Francis Atterbury.
The divine inspection into the affairs of the world, doth necessarily follow from the nature and being of God; and he that denies this, doth implicitly deny his existence. Richard Bentley.
An inspection is, most generally, an organized examination or formal evaluation exercise. In engineering activities inspection involves the measurements, tests, and gauges applied to certain characteristics in regard to an object or activity. The results are usually compared to specified requirements and standards for determining whether the item or activity is in line with these targets, often with a Standard Inspection Procedure in place to ensure consistent checking. Inspections are usually non-destructive. Inspections may be a visual inspection or involve sensing technologies such as ultrasonic testing, accomplished with a direct physical presence or remotely such as a remote visual inspection, and manually or automatically such as an automated optical inspection. Non-contact optical measurement and photogrammetry have become common NDT methods for inspection of manufactured components and design optimisation. A 2007 Scottish Government review of scrutiny of public services (the Crerar Review) defined inspection of public services as "... periodic, targeted scrutiny of specific services, to check whether they are meeting national and local performance standards, legislative and professional requirements, and the needs of service users."A surprise inspection tends to have different results than an announced inspection. Leaders wanting to know how others in their organization perform can drop in without warning, to see directly what happens. If an inspection is made known in advance, it can give people a chance to cover up or to fix mistakes. This could lead to distorted and inaccurate findings. A surprise inspection, therefore, gives inspectors a better picture of the typical state of the inspected object or process than an announced inspection. It also enhances external confidence in the inspection process.: 28
Inspection is the careful examination or scrutiny of an object, property, system, or entity to evaluate its condition or quality, or to verify its adherence to certain standards, rules, and regulations. It may also involve the testing or measuring of its characteristics or performance. This process is typically carried out by designated inspectors or regulatory authorities and is often used in various industries, fields, or contexts, such as manufacturing, construction, safety, health, and real estate among others.
An inspection is, most generally, an organized examination or formal evaluation exercise. In engineering activities inspection involves the measurements, tests, and gauges applied to certain characteristics in regard to an object or activity. The results are usually compared to specified requirements and standards for determining whether the item or activity is in line with these targets. Inspections are usually non-destructive. A 2007 Scottish Government review of scrutiny of public services defined inspection of public services as '...periodic, targeted scrutiny of specific services, to check whether they are meeting national and local performance standards, legislative and professional requirements, and the needs of service users.' A surprise inspection tends to have different results than an announced inspection. Leaders wanting to know how others in their organization perform can drop in without warning, to see directly what happens. If an inspection is made known in advance, it can give people a chance to cover up or to fix mistakes. This could lead to distorted and inaccurate findings. A surprise inspection, therefore, gives inspectors a better picture of the typical state of the inspected object or process than an announced inspection. It also enhances external confidence in the inspection process. See section 4.12 of the Crear report.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms
In arms control, physical process of determining compliance with arms control measures.
Dictionary of Nautical Terms
The mode of working up the dead-reckoning by computed nautical tables. Also, a general examination or survey of all parts of a sea or land force by an officer of competent authority.
Military Dictionary and Gazetteer
A strict examination; a close survey. It is of various kinds, and embraces general, regimental, and troop or company duties. A general inspection is made from time to time by inspectors-general designated by the commanding generals of military divisions or departments. Every regiment on this occasion is minutely looked into, and a faithful account is delivered by each commanding officer of the actual state of his regiment. The interior economy of the corps is not only investigated, but the discipline of the men is likewise examined.
A form of official evaluation.
The inspection of the premises for audit purposes was completed efficiently.
Submitted by MaryC on March 10, 2020
British National Corpus
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Rank popularity for the word 'inspection' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4563
Rank popularity for the word 'inspection' in Nouns Frequency: #1659
The numerical value of inspection in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of inspection in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
Covert, of course, is the hardest, you need to have verification and intrusive inspection to be able to find covert facilities.
His strategy is that he will leave Iran with the capability of having nuclear material, but will impose an inspection regime that will make it irrelevant. Obama also wants to elevate Iran to the position of regional policeman in the Middle East, responsible for regional stability. This policy is so far-fetched that any student of Middle East studies would understand it is like hallucinating!
There was this huge world out there, independent of us human beings and standing before us like a great, eternal riddle, at least partly accessible to our inspection and thought. The contemplation of that world beckoned like a liberation.
The world has become uglier since it began to look into a mirror every day; so let us settle for the mirror image and do without an inspection of the original.
By rights, satire is a lonely and introspective occupation, for nobody can describe a fool to the life without much patient self-inspection.
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- inspeccióCatalan, Valencian
- prohlídka, inspekce, kontrolaCzech
- Inspektion, PrüfungGerman
- εξέταση, επιθεώρησηGreek
- tarkastus, tutkiminen, tarkastusvirasto, tarkastelu, katsastusFinnish
- esame, controllo, ispezioneItalian
- inspectie, keuring, onderzoekDutch
- inspecționare, controlare, inspectareRomanian
- проверка, инспекция, осмотрRussian
- kiểm traVietnamese
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