What does inspection mean?

Definitions for inspection
ɪnˈspɛk ʃənin·spec·tion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. inspection, review(noun)

    a formal or official examination

    "the platoon stood ready for review"; "we had to wait for the inspection before we could use the elevator"


  1. inspection(Noun)

    Act of examining something, often closely.

    Upon closer inspection, the animal turned out to be a dolphin, not a shark!

  2. inspection(Noun)

    Organization that checks that certain laws or rules are obeyed.

    The inspection fined the restaurant's owner because the kitchen was dirty.

  3. Origin: From inspectio, from the verb inspecto, from specto, frequentive of specio.


  1. Inspection

    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

  1. inspection

    In arms control, physical process of determining compliance with arms control measures.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'inspection' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4563

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'inspection' in Nouns Frequency: #1659

Anagrams for inspection »

  1. cispontine, inceptions

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How to say inspection in sign language?

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of inspection in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of inspection in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of inspection in a Sentence

  1. Rajiv Desai:

    In this sector, you're only as good as your last inspection.

  2. Stan Stromberg:

    With an organism like listeria, you cannot do a visual inspection.

  3. Sumedh Singh Saini:

    The inspection of the bodies shows that the assailants were Muslims.

  4. Donald Trump:

    Just come on up here. You have to do an inspection. This is getting crazy.

  5. Sergei Rudskoy:

    There is no inspection of the vehicles carried out ... on the Turkish side.

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